Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • rattle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, hoof, plant fiber, seal skin?, string, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 28.5 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5548

The short stick has a cluster of dark brown hooves on the end. Animal skin is wrapped around the end of the stick. Hooves are attached to the skin with black string. The remainder of the stick is covered with plant fiber in spiralling stripes of light natural, red and dark brown. There are dark brown horizontal strips at the wide intervals.