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Make a Red Gourd Shakere
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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


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 : Gourd Shakere Making : Netting the Beads Together

Four Cardinals, first, you should try as much as possible to get four strands tied to each of the end rings. The first two are attached to the top ring at North and East.
set the top ring on the gourd and see how far apart the connections have to be for the North and East of the bottom ring, and tie them off using the long help twine ends. Assemble it on to the gourd to tie on the South and West strands.
a finished gourd with beads shakere, alt pic
Filling in between South and West with additional verticals, I left a larger hole open on the North and East sides so the eyes will look out through the emptier side.
a finished gourd with beads shakere

Central equator
take a long piece of twine and tie it successively to each vertical strand between the 6th and 7th beads. Take care that you give your bead neat plenty of slack. The gourd should not escape, but the beads need to have plenty of play to make good noise.
equator strands connecting the bead strings

Now Go Play It!

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