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U000.31.1-2
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Salish Copper Rattle (shanowskis))
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Wood; Copper; Wool
Support / Technique : Carved; Forged; Woven
Object Type : rattles; ceremonial objects
Visual Description : Two of three Coast Salish copper rattles in an overall group of nine west coast ceremonial rattles. The main body of the rattle is circular in shape and is constructed of copper. Affixed around the rattle are multiple chunky woven and braided strands of wool (approx. 47 strands in total). There are also some of these strands bound around the area where the handle meets the body of the rattle. The base of the rattle extends out to form a holster for a wooden handle, which is very loose. The overall condition of the rattle is fair with evidence of corrosion on the copper, surface dirt and discolouration on the wool, and surface dirt and chipping on the wooden handle.
Accession # : U000.31.1-2
Width (cm) : 17.50
Height (cm) : 30.00
Depth (cm) : 4.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
Artist Statement :