About this object


Previously listed as a clapper, however the lower jaw is now sealed to the top, and there are stones or shot inside, to convert it into a rattle.

Cultural context


Physical description

Brown wood rattle in the form of a whale. Black lower jaw has a white outlined plain crescent. Black dorsal fin has a white ovoid, a curving white m-shape, and is inserted into the back. Side fins have a black ovoid in ovoid, and two white split u's at the tip. Has oval black eyes in a tapering oval surrounded by a white area. Mouth and nostrils are red. Body is black and tapers down to an outward flaring handle. There is a green cord loop through the middle of the handle. Makes noise when shaken.