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Cost: $30 ($20 for Archaeology Southwest members)
Space is limited, so please RSVP ahead of time. Payment can be made by cash or check when you arrive for your class.
Rattles or shakers may have been among humanity’s earliest possessions. People have long used gourds and other seed pods for many purposes. Join us to craft your own gourd rattle. As we work, we will also discuss the history of rattles.
Instructor Arturo Ramirez is of Apache and Southern Ute ancestry. He says, “I have used gourds as an art medium over 32 years. I will discuss general rattle lore, construction and general ceremonial usage. You will complete your rattle using indigenous Arizona deadfall wood, Arizona grown wood and pebbles and anthill rocks from culturally significant locations.”
The experience is for all ages, but those under 15 should have an adult accompanying them. Please bring a wood carving knife, such as a pocket knife. We will bring all other necessary tools and items to finish your rattle.
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