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Rattle

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Object Number:
70-9-4
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Mendi
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Culture Area:
West Africa
Section:
African
Materials:
Seeds
Fiber
Hemp (uncertain)
Description:
Hemp like strapping to which is woven attached my numerous small rope twined strings. 1/2 nut shell strung on strands. Forms a heavy concentration of shells which swing. Tied around an extremity for noise making.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker

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