This Spiral of Life Rainstick is an original gourd creation.
The spiral reflects an understanding of a universe constantly in motion. The spiral symbol can also represent the path leading from outer consciousness (materialism, external awareness, ego, outward perception) to the inner soul (enlightenment, unseen essence, peace, energetic awareness). Movements between the inner world (intuitive, intangible) and the outer world (matter, manifested) are mapped by the spiraling of rings which signify the evolution of humankind on both a personal and societal scale. In terms of rebirth and growth, the spiral can represent the consciousness of nature, initiating from the core and traveling and expanding outward......... this rainstick honors the spiral of life.
A turquoise chip decorates the stem end.
I used Apoxie Sculpt for the 3 dimensional embellishments.
This rainstick measures 20-1/2 inches [52.1 cm] to the curve and 36 inches [91.4 cm] measured from the end to the tip of the stem. It has a 4 inch [10.2 cm] diameter measured at the widest point.
This snake gourd was hollowed out, cleaned and partially filled with rice. It has wooden dowels arranged helically on its inside surface. When the gourd is upended, the rice falls to the other end of the gourd, making a sound reminiscent of rain falling. It takes about 25 hours to make a rainstick of this size and complexity. No matter the time, I love making gourd rainsticks!
The rainstick was played in the belief that it could bring about rainstorms.
This is an original, one of a kind design and will not be duplicated by me.
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