Green and Brown Snake

Snake is a wonderful power animal and spirit guide. Snake lives near the ground and is connected to a primal energy and ancient life force of the earth. It also represents healing, wisdom, and since it sheds its skin, beneficial transformation.

The stiff rawhide is painted in the traditional henna style, with green leather paint on one side and brown paint on the other. All the paints I use are specific for leather and I finish them with a leather sealant to protect their beauty for years to come. Inside is a mixture of seeds, beans, and small rocks that strike sharply against the rawhide, creating a wonderful and very individual sound. At the tail of the snake are tiny bells, making this a welcome “rattle-snake” to have around. No two rattles ever sound the same and this one is very distinct.