Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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leg rattle
  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • leg rattle, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, elastic, hoof, plastic, string
  • Object Height/Width: 14 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/2 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5540

The wide strip of buckskin has two pieces of pink elastic stitched on one end. The other end has two black plastic buttons to insert through the holes at the ends of the elastic. The entire bottom edge of the buckskin is cut into thin fringe-like strips with dark brown hooves tied on.