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Leg Rattle

Object Number:2012-31-33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fruit Shell
Length: 20 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Leg rattle (Marhonge) consists of three rows or three dried fruit shells (of the oncoba spinosa tree). Shells are threaded together on thin sticks and attached larger stick that is wrapped in cloth. Both ends covered with cloth.

Bibliography:

[Thesis] Johnston, Thomas F. 1973. The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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