Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • rattle, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • seeds, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5117

Four loops of plant fiber cord are strung with brown seed shells. There is a plant fiber string to hang the rattle.

It was intended to be hung on the hammock of an infant.