Sxwayxwey Rattle

About this object

History of use

Sxwayxway dance rattle.

Cultural context


Physical description

Round hoop made of root is threaded through four pairs of scallop shells. Eight bunches of grey and black striped feathers are attached near top with bark strips. Carved wooden handle is in the form of a double-headed seal and is attached with two pieces of leather and three brass tacks.