Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Slave peoples
  • rattle, circa 1850
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • rawhide, wood, pigment, buckskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 45 x 20 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 17 11/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5814

Circular rattle, with a handle. Circular portion is covered with rawhide with a yellow circle and stalk and yellow semicircles on the perimeter on one side and three yellow chevrons on on the other. Red and blue details on both sides. The straight handle is offset. It is wrapped with brown buckskin, and there is a buckskin loop through the end. Rawhide strip at either end of the handle.