Bell

About this object

History of use

Used for herding goats and cattle.

Cultural context

Herding

Physical description

Nutshell cattle bell. Unpainted compressed oval shape. Inside, the bell is hollowed to accommodate two smooth wooden cylinders which protrude from the opening. Each has a hole in the top for a piece of hide to pass through, and these are knotted to form a ring, and are strung on a piece of hide which passes to the outside of th bell through two holes. The hide is secured by a knot.