Rattle

About this object

Narrative

Collected by B. H. Weare, 1900 c.

Cultural context

ceremonial

Physical description

Brown wood rattle consisting of two rounded pieces put together, each with a flaring semi-cylindrical handle, creating a full rounded heart-shaped rattle. The top has a leather strap attached for hanging. Designs consisting of a face on both sides. One face has black eyes with black brows above, an outward pointed nose, an open mouth showing eight white teeth, and a red triangle on each cheek. The other face has black eyes with black brows above, two small red triangles for the nostrils, an open mouth showing twelve white teeth, and a red triangle on each cheek.