Gourd Gallery "A"  - Page 2
Teapots, Masks and Musical Instruments
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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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Combination Guiro/Rainstick
Guiro - you scrape the carved ridges with the stick.