+ Origin: Mali + Materials: Baobab seed pod + Dimensions: 6-8 in. (approx.)
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The Baobab is known as the "Tree of Life" throughout Saharan Africa and boasts the title of largest tree in the world. It's also a prominent character in Saint-Exupéry's much-loved classic "The Little Prince." The tree's nutritious seeds serve a symbolic function for the Tereli people of Mali: they painstakingly carve intricate patterns into dried Baobab fruits and use them as rattles in social functions to drive away evil spirits. And the results are simply beautiful.
We appreciate that they can drive away evil spirits (we'll take all the help we can get), and we think they look amazing composed in groups in a wooden bowl or as an accent in the kitchen or bathroom. Go ahead and let the kids shake these all-natural rattles at your next dinner party and rest assured that the evil spirits will be lifted.
"Do as the little prince did. He removed the seeds of the gargantuan baobaob trees from his small planet every morning. He did this out of fear that they might grow too large." - The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.