These new style of rattles are everything you would hope for in a rattle. The handle is made soft, and at a great diameter for firm and easy holding. The hide of the rattle is filled with Sacred Creek Rock Fill, in just the right proportion to make a full, pleasing and powerful sound with every shake. The craftsmanship is wonderful. Ever bit of it, including the artwork is handmade by a Native maker and Shaman, a member of a Cree tribe in Northern Canada It is 9-10 inch length, so it is easy to transport and carry.
This rattle depicts on it the "Cosmic Bear". According to the maker the Cosmic Bear "is the Spirit, the totem, the Grandfather, the Grandmother. He is pure Spirit being created by the Creator since before Creation. An ancient being, powerful and respect among others. He manages armies of other Bear Spirits, and is loved. He is strict in his teachings and manner. He walks with the sun, blessing the Earth, and brings in the night sun (moon). The cosmos is seen in his ethereal body, the stars, and his constellation. His den is represented by the sweatlodge, inside the Earth, like a mother’s womb. Bringing healing, restoration, love, and transformation." On the end of the handle is painted the Four Directions. The rattle can take up to 3 weeks to make and ship out, though may be done sooner.