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leg rattle
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • leg rattle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • hoof, string, cloth
  • Object Length/Width: 23 x 15.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5546

The small loop of string or cloth is wrapped with string doubled over the top to hold small dark brown hooves or light colored hooves. A segment of the ring is wrapped with cloth and there is a woven or knotted string portion with light hooves to one side. Some of the dark hooves on the other side have knotted fringes.