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Fully Beaded Gourd Rattle
By Mohawk artist Valorie Hughes

This one of a kind gourd rattle is 17" long, this is including the 3" horsehair fluff at the top of this gorgeous piece of artwork. Fully functional, the rattle has a beautiful sound. Fully beaded in size 12 transparent glass beads. The colors are ruby red background, with orange, yellow, sky blue and the little eagle feathers are white and black. Beadwork technique is called the peyote stitch, meaning each bead is sewn together interlocking, one at a time. There are literally THOUSANDS of beads engulfing this rattle. The piece is in new mint condition, has no flaws. Comes with copy of artist tribal enrollment paper.


Valorie Hughes, Mohawk
Valorie was born in the Finger Lakes region of New York and moved to Oklahoma in 1984.
She is a direct descendant of Mohawk Chief Thayendanegea, otherwise known as Joseph Brant, and takes great pride in her heritage. Her love of working with leather and beads shows in her creations which subtly and intricately blend a myriad of hues in detailed patterns. Whether a
traditional or contemporary piece of 3-dimensional art, her style is unique. Left-handed
and self-taught, she creates moccasins, jackets, dresses and pipebags, just to name a few. She enjoys beading around unique shaped clay pots, vases and trinket boxes, as well. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and her work has been collected around the world.

Fully Beaded Gourd Rattle 17" long Glass beads and horsehair

$400.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Gourd, leather, horse hair, beads, glass beads, beadwork
  • Feedback: 42 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Oklahoma, United States