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leg rattle
  • Cowichan peoples
  • leg rattle, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, elastic, string, hoof, metal, cloth
  • Object Height/Width: 14 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5543

The band of buckskin has a strip of pink elastic stitched on one end. The elastic has a hole in the end to fasten around the metal button on the other end of the buckskin strip. The bottom edge of the buckskin is cut into fringes with dark brown hooves tied on. There are some string or cloth fringes, also with hooves tied on.