Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • South America
  • rattle, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: South America
  • plant fiber, gourd, shell, paint, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7273

The woven rattle has a concave piece of gourd for the bottom. It is cylindrical, but closed at the top with a short loop handle. There are bands of red and light green paint. There are shells inside to make the rattle sound.