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keseshe (rattle with stopper)
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • keseshe (rattle with stopper), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • gourd, seeds, wood
  • Object Height/Diameter: together 19 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: together 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5394.a,b

The gourd (2007.5394.a) has a stopper (2007.5394.b). The gourd has a globular body with a narrow neck. There is a hole at the top of the neck. There are seeds inside. It has a light brown mottled surface.

It may be used as an accompaniment to singing or with a drum.