Rattle Elm Bark Vintage
Traditional crafters made an Elm Bark Rattle from folded and dried Elm Bark with a natural branch handle. The crafter made this Vintage Elm Bark Rattle with a wood handle. He wrapped the bottom with Gold Deerskin Leather. A piece of Imitation Sinew serves as a hanging loop. The Rattle measures 10″ long overalll. We got it from a collection. It is in good, usable condition. One of a Kind!
Native American Dancers use Rattles to produce the rhythm for song and dance. Musicians can hit Rattles against the palm of their hand, or shake them. Elm Bark Rattles are a traditional Native American instrument. Native peoples used them before contact with Europeans and still use them today.
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