Ceremonial dancing rattle

Made:
1890-1920 in Alaska
maker:
Tlingit people

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Carved wooden ceremonial dancing rattle, in the form of a bird withshell-like hollow body and tubular handle, painted red and black, Tlingit tribe, North-West Coast Indians, Alaska and British Columbia,1890-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A16039
type:
rattle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • idiophone
  • struck idiophone