University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-339
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arapaho (uncertain)
Provenience: Northern Plains
Culture Area: Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Leather
Fiber
Fur
Pigment
Feather
Length: 60 cm
Width: 4.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:18770 - Field No SF

Description

Rattle of the Dog Society. The handle of the rattle is wrapped in red coarse cloth and fringed at the rattle end. Also, wound around the red cloth is a strip of animal fur; most of the fur has come off. The head of the rattle is made of two pieces of tanned leather sewn together. One piece has been painted red; the other yellow. From the topmost part of the rattle extends a leather thong to which are attached 18 feathers in various stages of deterioration. From the bottom of the rattle's handle is hung another strip of animal fur attached by 2 cloth strips and 2 buttons. One button is white shell, the other is white man-made polished wood or bone,.


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