Teníye means Moose in the Secwepemc language (Joywind is Secwepemc) and the ends of this rattle are moose….so…. This is a GREAT school situation rattle. Great tone and indestructible!! lol
This 6 inch long rattle is a cabinetmaking piece of magic combining Moose Rawhide and Ash wood to create a very cool rattle. White Ash is a very clean hard wood that is very effective as a rattle cuz it amplifies the tone. Each end is capped with 1/4″ moose rawhide so the as you are playing, the glass beads are rattling around the wood as well as the rawhide. This rattle is virtually indestructible and so it is the perfect shaker for a little person….and also perfect for travelling when you don’t want to carry a drum but need some percussion handy. This shaker will also be very sweet in Sweatlodge…small but carries a big voice. We have made two designs. Natural (bear greased with latex varnish) or Red Stain with varnish and vinyl taping 4 directions.