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Hula Rattle

Native Name'Uli 'uli
Object Number:2004-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: United States of America
Hawaii
Oahu
Honolulu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Gourd
Seeds (uncertain)
Feathers
Down (material)
Peel
Leaf
Cotton (uncertain)
Length: 21 cm
Outside Diameter:13 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Annette Merle-Smith, 2004

Description

Gourd filled with small seeds or stones. Handle ending in a disk covered with cotton (?) cloth and light orange and bright yellow chicken (?) feathers and yellow down. Feathers dyed. Handle lashed to gourd with rattan peel and palm leaves.

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