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Description

Brown wood rattle consisting of two rounded pieces put together, each with a semi-cylindrical handle, creating a full rounded oval rattle. Along either sides of each piece, there is a hole to bind the two pieces together with skin. Handle is bound with brown and green string. One side is carved in the form of a bird with a protruding head. The circular black eyes are surrounded by a black outlined tapering oval surrounded by a green area with black brows above. The yellow beak has red lips. The grey body has nine feathered section wings of black, green, and grey split u's. The other side has a killer whale facing to the right side in slight relief. The circular black eyes are surrounded by a black outlined tapering oval surrounded by a green area. The nose is red. The black lined red open mouth shows seven grey alternating pointed teeth. The body has black split u's. The side fin has a green ovoid in a black ovoid with a green split u and red accents. The dorsal fin has a curving upward pointing red triangle within the space in between the inverted green split u above with a red circle and an inverted black split u on top. The tail has a green circle and a black split u at either side end. Below the whale, radiating from the handle, there are four panels of a curving upward pointing red triangle within the space in between the inverted black split u. The background is grey.

History Of Use

For use in dance only by Chief (Tom Patch Wamiss, 1951).

Cultural Context

ceremonial

Iconographic Meaning

Crane rattle (Tom Patch Wamiss, 1951).

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