Rattles call-in power, energy and allies and are known to break up static energy. These gourd rattles are hand-carved with traditional design patterns by the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon. The Shipibo see and hear the patterns in nature and reproduce them in song and design for a variety of purposes such as protection, healing, abundance and harmony. Each of the designs has a specific meaning and can be sung as each of these artful prayers also function as a musical score, called an Icaro. The design element and the Icaro operate cohesively to carry the power of the healing or blessing. These gourd rattles are one-of-a-kind, have yarn and topped with bird feathers. The gourd is oval in shape.