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Sioux 9 South Dakota 248 Her Many Horses, Emil 4
Horse Hair 108 feathers 641 wood 4438 string 175 glass beads 689 deer hide 193 pigment 539 gourds
Native American Church 7 rattle 57
water bird 2 gourd stitch 2
L: 22.25 in, Diameter: 2.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of the Pilot Foundation
Rattle with beaded top and handle, bottom of handle has twisted string fringe. Beaded design on light blue background encircles the handle. Design is of a series of black beads surrounding one white bead. At top and bottom are multi-colored zig zag designs that also encircle the handle. Design at center of red and blue water birds. Remainder of handle is turned wood. Top of rattle is a brown mushroom shape, a piece of wood beneath the gourd is painted in a green clover design with three white dots down the center of each leaf. Tapered round piece of wood at top of rattle upon which fits a beaded top. Top has a light blue background with multi-colored zigzag design. Red and blue feathers at top with white feathers with round edges trimmed in black. White horse hair sticks up from top.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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