University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-328
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Canada
Labrador (uncertain)
Culture Area: Subarctic (Culture Area)
Caribou Hide
Length: 31 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1800? - Collector Number
NA1700 - Collector Number


Naskapi hand rattle; in the shape of a large circle with a curved handle coming out of the circle; the rim of the rattle and the handle are made of wood. Caribou skin is stretched taunt sewn around the rim; the skin is like a drum head. It is painted red around the rim; a red ring is painted in the center of each side with a blue dot painted in the center of each side with a blue dot painted at the center of the ring on each side. A piece of rawhide is tied around the tip of the handle.

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