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Rattle Rattle

Rattle, made of deer hoofs, suspended by string from a string handle, used by women when dancing: South America, Paraguay, Chaco, 19th - early 20th century

Rattle Rattle

Double-ended rattle of light red pottery terminating in a feline, probably jaguar's head, and also a human head with white head covering, overall possibly phallic: South America, Peru, Moche, c.900 AD

Rattle Rattle

Rattle of wood carved in bird form and painted, carried in the dance: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast, from British Columbia

Rattle Rattle

Rattle, in the shape of a raven, of pale wood, with a hawk's face carved on the raven's breast and a human figure lying on the raven's back, linking tongues with another bird: North America, USA, Southern Alaska, Tlingit, late 19th century

Rattle Rattle

Rattle, consisting of two hollow hemispheres of wood, decorated with characteristic designs showing the bear and the thunderbird, secured with ties and containing stone pellets, the handles are bound by a length of withy: North America, USA, Alaska or Canada, British Columbia, Tlingit or Tsimshian, mid 19th century

Rattle Rattle

Rattle or labajo consisting of a straight stick with forked end on which are strung discs cut from gourds and arranged in a graduated series: Africa, West Africa, Northern Nigeria, Kano, Fulani people

Rattle Rattle

Rattle made from a bottle-shaped gourd, the neck cut for use as a trumpet, covered with a loose network of twine on which are strung sections of nut: Africa, West Africa, Northern Nigeria, Nungu people

Rattle staff Rattle staff

Rattle staff (ukhurhe), of carved agaba wood, one of a pair, surmounted with a carved human head, partly hollowed below with three vertical slots and a wooden rattle inside, commissioned after the death of a man to represent his spirit, social status and lineage: West Africa, Nigeria, Edo State, Benin, 19th century

Rattle Rattle

Shaker or rattle of two layers of reeds tied to transverse rods to form a shallow rectanglular box decorated on one side with porcupine quills: Africa, Southern Africa, Zambia,Tanganyika Plateau, Bemba people, late 19th - early 20th century

Rattle Rattle

Rattle with a wooden handle with longitudinal hole and side orifice and two lateral flanges each perforated with holes through which passes cord securing half nut-husks used as clappers, used in performances for communication with the spirit world: Africa, Central Africa, probably Congo

Rattle, child's Rattle, child's

Child's gold rattle in the form of a whistle with cylindrical barrel decorated with spiral channelling, one end plugged with a handle of pink coral: Scottish, Edinburgh, by William Dempster, c. 1750

Rattle staff Rattle staff

Rattle staff (ukhurhe), of carved agaba wood, one of a pair, surmounted with a carved human head, partly hollowed below with three vertical slots and a wooden rattle inside, commissioned after the death of a man to represent his spirit, social status and lineage: West Africa, Nigeria, Edo State, Benin, 19th century

Rattle, medicine Rattle, medicine

Lenticular 'medicine rattle' of wood with handle, consisting of two longitudinal halves kept together by leather thongs and containing iron pellets, the front carved with totemic devices: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast, from Skeena River

Rattle Rattle

Rattle, of pale wood, elaborately carved and painted in form of the raven, the eye inlaid with abalone, with hawk face below, with a figure lying on the raven's back with a frog sitting on his body: North America, Canada, British Columbia, Haida Gwaii, Haida, mid 19th century

Rattle Rattle

Rattle, or nagjutpalut, consisting of a cluster of reindeer hoof tips, attached to a deerskin loop, used on clear winter days to attract caribou: North America, Canada, Nunavut, Inuit, mid 19th century

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