Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of leg rattles
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • pair of leg rattles, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • dried fruit of the Oncoba spinosa tree, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: each 24 x 14 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: each 9 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0863.a,b
Label Text

Each leg rattle is made of 12 dried fruits arranged in rows and attached to woven cylinders.

These are intended to be worn over the calf, on the posterior aspect of the leg.