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Gourd rattle with beaded wooden handle / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This gourd rattle may have been used by the Osage, and most likely made by another tribe. The beadwork is indicative of the Osage style. The otter fur strips symbolic of purity. A rotary pin is attached to one of the leather fringe pieces.

Tags: metal, otter fur, beadwork, peyote rattle, Native American Church, rotary international charm, wooden handle, leather fringe
People: Osage
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Gourd rattle with beaded wooden handle
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Henry Haskell;
Dudly Haskell
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
gourd, wood, glass, hide, fur, metal
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Haskell Collection
Accession No: 
84.2933
Previous Number(s): 
TL1997.45.32
Department: 
Not On View

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