Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Bororo maker
  • rattle, 1970–1976
  • Where object was made: Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • gourd, bamboo, string, feathers, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4853

The rattle has a globular gourd head and a bamboo handle. The handle is wrapped in black string with two light natural colored plant fiber strips that created a striped effect with the string. White feathers hide the joint. There are small holes in the head and a plant fiber string at the end.