Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Gourd Rattle-need help

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Gourd Rattle-need help

    I saw a gourd rattle that had beads on the outside. The beads were done in, what looked like, peyote stitch.

    The beading looked like netting that came down over the gourd, loosely. Had a beautiful sound.

    What I can't figure out or find instructions for is how to make the beaded netting.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Patty

  • #2
    If I am not mistaken what you are referring to is an African musical instrument that is made from a large bird house type gourd covered in a netting done in beads or shells. I am not sure I have ever seen instruction in any native sight on how to make that netting but is it should be no different from other netting just on a larger scale.

    Check the archives, if memory serves me correct there was a thread about the netting collars used by the Choctaw and others.
    PB49

    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift...that is why is it called the Present." Master Oogway - KungFu Panda


    My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.

    Comment


    • #3
      Yes, it is on a large birdhouse type gourd.

      Thank you for the reply.
      Patty

      Comment


      • #4
        http://members.tripod.com/~auroram/page3.html

        http://www.nfobase.com/html/netted_beadwork.html

        http://books.cheap-internet-store.co..._Earring_Sets/

        http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/aa010101a.htm

        Here's a few links to get you started. You just kinda got to figure out your own pattern as it goes.. if I remember , I have half of a beaded egg done and I'll take a pic and show you
        Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks for the links.

          I was able to find a few sites about this. And it does seem to be an African thing.

          It helped me alot to know what it was called and what to search for.....

          Patty:Chatter

          Comment

          Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

          Related Topics

          Collapse

          • OLD MAN
            Flat Gourd Stitch
            by OLD MAN
            OK here we go. Does anyone know how to do flat gourd stitch and how to start it. What is it used for besides on baseball hat brims to show off? I think it's used on the toe of Comanche/Kiowa dusters. Any ideas?
            Thanks
            OLDMAN

            ------------------...
            02-25-2001, 10:53 AM
          • powwowbum49
            Making designs in 3 bead gourd stitch
            by powwowbum49
            Ok, there were quite a few folks asking about how to put patterns together in gourd stitch so I thought I would see what I could do to help folks get started. This thread will discuss making design for 3 bead drop gourd stitch. I am going to 'attempt' to explain how I determine what kind of patterns...
            01-09-2003, 09:08 PM
          • comanche-woman
            Whats the difference between Gourd stitch and Peyote stitch?
            by comanche-woman
            Im now on page 10 in the archives. lol But after reading and reading. I've come to learn after reading all these pages that some are saying that there is a difference between Gourd stitch and Peyote stitch. Can someone tell me about this and point me in the right direction on seeing the difference ...
            01-04-2010, 02:30 PM
          • erco415
            3 drop gourd stitch bead designer
            by erco415
            07-14-2004, 07:32 PM
          • thestogs
            Graph Paper - Gourd Stitch
            by thestogs
            I've lost a website and am hoping someone can help. I used to visit a website to print off some 13/0 gourd stitch graph paper. I lost the website when my computer died and took it with it. Anyone famliar with the site? All help is greatly appreciated.
            04-23-2001, 05:27 PM

          Trending

          Collapse

          There are no results that meet this criteria.

          Sidebar Ad

          Collapse
          Working...
          X