This is a shamanic beater-rattle made from red deer rawhide and hazelwood. We made it on the day of the Spring Equinox, which is a time of balance and fertility. We have placed labradorite crystal chips inside and finished off the handle with a layer of bee’s wax produced from rescued bees and some pheasant feathers.
Our beater-rattles perform two functions, allowing you to beat your drum and play a rattle at the same time, creating a really special sound.
About the making of this rattle
Our rattles are carefully crafted from materials sourced from the UK. The hazel handles are harvested from traditional coppiced woodlands in Lancashire and polished with wax from bees that have been rescued. The hides used to create the rattle heads are from red deer and horses that have roamed British meadows and moorlands. We decorate each rattle with feathers from birds we find out on our walks or lying by the side of roads. Our rabbit fur comes from the southwest of England from rabbits that have been culled through a wildlife conservation programme.
The energy of Red Deer
When we encounter the Red Deer in the wild, our breath catches and we are transfixed by their graceful features and delicate movements. We can draw on their energy to give us the power to deal with challenges with grace. As Red Deer holds a real gentleness, we can be sensitive and intuitive was we walk our path. We can also hold onto vigilance and also adaptability, with the ability to change direction quickly should we need to. Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures.
The energy of Labradorite
Labradorite is a stone ideally suited to heightening your intuition, and it will help you pierce the veil between the different Worlds, enabling you to bring back the information and healing which is most needed at this time. It brings forth the adventurer in you and offers you the chance to embark on a multitude of voyages of self-discovery. It supports you in bonding deeply with the knowledge that self-mastery is the path of true fulfilment.
The energy of Pheasant
The pheasant is largely a ground-dwelling bird and loves open spaces where it can roam freely. This bird brings with it the energies of movement, expression, and variety. Pheasant has a particular strut in its style, and the flamboyant eye-popping colours of the male pheasant remind us that nature knows no end to its variety and creativity. They have an amazing ability to camouflage themselves and hide, with an unusual way to outwit its predators. It will lie low until they are really close and then flap their wings vigorously and give out a prominent staple call making the predator jump and delay the chase.
All of our rattles come with a “7-day trial period”, to allow you time to hold it in your hands, ensuring that you are right for each other.
Postage & Packaging
Please note that if you are purchasing this product outside of the UK, custom charges may be applied. This charge is in addition to what you pay here in our shop. You will be asked to pay this via the courier once we have dispatched your parcel. The amount will vary from country to country, so please check before purchasing so you understand what the additional customs charge will be.