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Red Ear Turtle Shell Rattles

Turtle shell rattles are prized for their feel, sound and their ability to hold up to extreme weather conditions (as is found in outdoor ceremonies or in the sweat lodge). These turtle shells are gathered by lakes in the Southern US...no turtles are killed just to make rattles from their shells. I use rawhide from the same hides our drums come from to enclose the space. Each is hand cut & stitched with waxed thread and filled with corn.  The handles are all gathered by us, either river driftwood or deadfall.  We work with the wood to bring out some of its natural beauty -- more will emerge as you continue to work with your rattle.  Each rattle is different and has its own sound and personality.  For general information about our rattles, please see the main rattle page.

Turtle Shell Rattle from Red Ear Turtle by Gaia's WorkshopTurtle Shell Rattle

You may choose deer or horse rawhide for your rattle.  Sinew colors are Black, Natural, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue or Green.  You may also order your rattle with fur at the base or fancied up with a deer suede handle and rabbit fur.


Fur Only

For Red Ear Turtle Rattles Currently in Stock,

Please Visit  Our Etsy Store.



For Basic Shape Rawhide Rattles Currently in Stock,

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Gaia's Workshop
Michelle Meister & Luke Martinez
Portland, Oregon
503-933-9038     gaiasworkshop@gmail.com