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: 13 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5541

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