This beautifully hand crafted Adrian John- Horn Rattle looks and sounds great. The Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Iroquois) generally use two types of rattles. The horn rattle usually accompanies the water drum. The horn rattle is an animal horn, which also has been hollowed out. Then seeds or other small hard objects are placed inside and a wooden top, bottom and handle are added. These rattles are often used by the singers who accompany the lead singer who plays the water drum.
Adrian John is a wood carver, stone carver and rattle maker from the Seneca Nation. In addition, Adrian is active in demonstrating and teaching the arts he has learned.