The rainstick is a rather ancient percussion instrument - believed to have been invented by the Aztects and the belief was that in playing the instrument you would encourage rainstorms to make an appearance.
This model is produced traditionally in Peru. Each one is hand-made and decorated individually so each rainstick has a slightly different and unique pattern.
Rainsticks are sealed and contain a gravel material which then sounds like rain falling when the stick is up-ended.
A charming and individually made percussion instrument.