The African medicine man or shaman's rattle is used to invoke the assistance of power animals and helping spirits. It is said it is also possible to direct energy with rattles, much like a magician with a magic wand. They believe healing energy can be mentally transmitted through the rattle and out into the environment or into a patient's body. Prayer and intention can be broadcast to the spirit world. Moreover, you can create sacred space by describing a circle with the rattle while shaking it.
These unusual Kenyan Shaman Rattles features engraved accents of elephants on one, and lizards on the other. Finished with strings for swinging. Early 20th century.
Kenyan Hide Shaman Rattlers
Small - 5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Large - 7" x 3.5" x 3.5"