Double Basket Rattle (Musambo)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Chokwe. Double Basket Rattle (Musambo), late 19th or early 20th century. Rattan, seeds, 12 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (31.2 x 13.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1277. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1277_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Double basket rattle. A rattan shaft which forms the central handle is covered by rattan weaving. The rattan weaving forms two cylindrical spheres at either end of the handle. The spheres contain seedpods. Two pieces of rattan fiber string are tied around the handle. A piece of material with the object's ID# is sewn on to the handle.
Condition: Good. Some of basketry is coming apart on handle.
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