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Gourds are certainly versatile, just look at the unusual assortment of creations on this page. Gourd teapots are not functional, but they sure are cute. I have sometimes cut a hole in one side of the teapot and created a dollhouse miniature scene inside the teapot. The rattles are functional and each has a voice all it's own. Some are filled with BB's, beads, beans, rice and other materials. Each creates a different sound.
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Traditional Hopi Rattle designs
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Gourds with Weaving
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Guiro - you scrape the carved ridges with the stick.