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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Coast Salish Horn Rattle (shanowskis))
Date (Execution) : c.1900
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada, Washington, United States
Cultural Group : Coast Salish
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Wood; Bone/horn; Wool
Support / Technique : Carved; Bound; Woven
Object Type : rattles; ceremonial objects
Visual Description : One West Coast ceremonial rattle in an overall group of nine. The main body of the rattle resembles an upside down triangle and is constructed of an unknown animal bone/horn. One side of the horn has a face design with foliage-looking motifs carved into it. The other side has two dragon designs with triangle and short vertical line motifs carved into it. The top of the horn has been carved with a design resembling a vine. Both sides of the horn have had unknown red and brown pigments added to the carved lines of the designs. The wooden handle is carved and has a large circular face carved into it as a base. The face design is identical on both sides of the handle with the exception of three short angled lines that are carved into the forehead of one face only. Affixed around the body of the rattle are large chunky woven and braided strands (approx. 26). The overall condition of the rattle is fair with some surface scratches and dirt.
Accession # : U000.31.4
Width (cm) : 19.00
Height (cm) : 31.00
Depth (cm) : 6.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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