The  RAINSTICK gets it’s name from the “sound of falling rain” it makes when turned upside down – caused by the black beans, soy beans, small white beans, mung beans, lentils and rice placed in the body of the gourd. For centuries, rain sticks have been used by the native inhabitants of many lands to beckon the rain gods. Made from many natural materials, i.e. bamboo, cactus and gourds. Rain sticks were commonly used in the various dances performed to entice the gods into providing the earthly inhabitants with life giving rain. Many of the RAINSTICKS we (KeiDar) make are decorated with Hopi Indian Kachina Dolls and/or silhouettes Kokopelli Dancers and/or Petro-Horses. Hundreds of small bamboo skewers are placed in the body of the gourd to produce the melodious sound of summer rain.
These RAINSTICK–Snake Gourds were grown and crafted by KeiDar of Caldwell, Idaho. They are 26-28 inches long and 9-10 inches in circumference.  Each RAIN STICK is wood burned in individual, unique designs, and signed and numbered by the artist. Inquiries welcome – keidar@cableone.net