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Rattle

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Object Number:
37-22-287
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Movaudi
Culture Area:
West Africa
Section:
African
Materials:
Gourd
Fiber
Seeds
Description:
A gourd, emptied and dried, around which are looped strings of seeds of a plant, tengben. The strings are alternately held loose and jerked tight to produce the sharp rhythmic crash of the seeds against the gourd which marks, together with a pair of small drums, the tempo of the Bondo Society dances.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
17   -   Other Number

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