Bird rattle

Unknown Nuu-chah-nulth artistc. 1900

Maryhill Museum of Art

Maryhill Museum of Art
Goldendale, United States

The body of this rattle represents a bird. To create sounds, pebbles were placed inside it and the two halves were tied together.


  • Title: Bird rattle
  • Creator: Unknown Nuu-chah-nulth artist
  • Date: c. 1900
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: w2⅞ x h2⅝ x d10⅞ in (complete)
  • Media: wood, string
  • Culture: Nuu-chah-nulth
  • Credit Line: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Sound Device
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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