Rattle Elm Bark


Iroquois Style Elm Bark Rattle

Use this Rattle Elm Bark at your next event, or add it to your collection!  The crafter made this small rattle with a wood handle.  He wrapped the bottom with a bark strip whose end goes inside the rattle.   The rattle measures 7.75 inches long overalll.  We got it from a collection.  It is in good, usable condition. One of a Kind!

Traditional crafters make  these type of rattles from the folded and dried bark of an elm tree.  They use a natural branch handle.   Native American Dancers use rattles to produce the rhythm for song and dance. Musicians can hit them against the palm of their hand, or shake them.  These rattles are a traditional Native American instrument. Native peoples used them before contact with Europeans and still use them today.

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