Peruvian Gourd Chakana Rattle....Our ceremonial rattle is handcrafted deep in the Amazon Jungle of Peru from native gourds and the durable wood of the chonta tree. The images are etched into the surface and represent the power of this sacred geometric design, the chakana. The chakana represents in Inca mythology the Tree of Life, or World Tree. The chonta wood handle is embellished with colorful cotton thread windings and the molted feathers of Amazon birds. Each rattle has it own sound and is a unique piece of art.