I used the whole gourd to make this rattle. There is a hole cut in the top to clean it out, add pebbles & then sealed with a very large antler rosette. It measures 2" itself! The bear design is on both sides. The handle is covered in a light buckskin stitched on with sinew & fringed at the bottom. Then I added glass & brass beads. The feathers are molted parrot & macaw. Molted meaning naturally dropped. The gourd is 17" long, 22" with the fringe & feathers. The ball top is about 4" wide.