Obsidian Rainstick Axe
Handmade with epoxy clay, wood handle, and two obsidian blades.
Measures approx. 20in long and 4in wide
Top blade - gold sheen obsidian - is 4.25in x 4in
Bottom blade - black obsidian - is 2.5in x 4.5in
A rainstick is a long, hollow wooden tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans. When the stick is upended, the pebbles fall to the other end of the tube, making a sound similar to rain falling.
This beautifully handcrafted axe is made by Mexican artisans who inherited the knowledge from their ancestors.
Creativity has led the artisans to express the prehispanic heritage into new forms that are of great interest and appreciation of domestic and foreign tourists.