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Make a “Snake” with Cowrie Shells Gourd Shekere

  1. Put an Image on the Gourd

  2. Drill the Cowrie Shell Beads

  3. Knot on Shell Beads (Noise makers)

  4. Cut Bottom Hole Add Knots, Perform Winter Solstice Rituals

  5. Add Feathers

  6. It Flies


A Foraged Fox Tail
 : Foraging : A Foraged Fox Tail

Foraging I was out foraging one day when I came upon a recently dead fox. Something had eaten all the flesh off the bones. There were two piles of fur that had been pulled of by whatever ate the fox, my guess a dog or coyote which may even have killed the fox. I started looking for the skull, an excellent forage, but it was detached from the neck bones. The nect and spine were held together by pretty dried sinew, the tail had not been stripped for its extremely meager supply of meat.

When I didn't find the skull I looked back at the remains and realized the fox tail was hearly perfect, beyond a certain point, so I used a key to break it off below that point, keeping the perfect part of the tail.
a foraged fox tail hanging down
I'm not sure how to use it on a shaker yet
Maybe it will work out there. A fox shakere? Maybe it will go into the crazy hat I have inside me. How will I explain it to my anti fur friends? We'll see.
a foraged fox tail standing up

Do you like it better hanging down or standing up?
fox tail on wood background

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