Axatse Gourd Rattle
Axatse Rattle…..a great compliment to the Gankoqui!!!
The Axatse rattle is a gourd covered in netting with seeds or shells attached. The gourd is shaken and the seeds/shells rattle against the sides of the gourd producing a dominant rattle sound. The Axatse often plays variations on the rhythm played by the Gankoqui bell. The Axatse has a whole in the top of the gourd used to clean out the gourd as well as let sound out.