Red on Red Heart
The stiff rawhide is painted in the traditional henna style, with crimson leather paint on both sides. (It seemed appropriate.) 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. No two rattles ever sound the same.