Rattle

About this object

History of use

Rattle used in pacifying Hamats!a dancer.

Cultural context

Ceremonial.

Physical description

Brown wood rattle consisting of two rounded pieces put together, each with a semi-cylindrical handle, creating a full rounded rectangular rattle nailed together. Design consisting of a human face that has black circle in circle eyes outlined by a black tapering oval and surrounded with a green area and black brows above with a green forehead, a green nose with red nostrils, and an open red mouth showing twelve plain teeth. Black dashes go around the bottom of the mouth while red, green, and black sideways u forms go around the top of the mouth. Back of the head is black. Cedar bark is used on top to indicate hair.