Rattle

About this object

Narrative

Rattle purchased by the donor from "The Legacy" shop in 1975. Said to have previously belonged to Harry Charlie of Opitsaht.

Specific techniques

Made from a sheep or cow horn spoon that has been soaked (in ammonia, normally) and bent in half, and then tied/sewn closed along the edges, with small stones or similar items inside.

Physical description

Bent horn rattle. Horn serves as handle as well as rattle head, curving over itself to make an enclosed chamber that holds noise-making elements (stones?) inside. Holes are bored through head along edges where metal wire is inserted and tied to hold horn head together. One side has some remnants of blue and white fabric wound around the wire. Wide strands of root are wrapped around the handle.