ma̱dzis (Whistle)

About this object

History of use

Used in Hamats!a ceremonies.

Cultural context

ceremonial

Physical description

Tapering cylindrical four-reeded brown wood framed ivory(?) whistle that has a knob at the wider end. Bound with brown cord around the middle and around the knob itself. The end opposite to that of the knob end has four hollows through it connected by an x-formation and four taper cut semi-oval holes nearby around the sides. Sealed with resin gum.