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Rattle, of red cedar (?) or possibly alder (?) carved in the form of a bird, possibly a raven, with the head looking back at the user / handle. The body is in a smooth cylindrical form, and the whole is painted with a bold Nuu-Chah-Nulth / West Coast / Nootka design probably with a whale on the underside, with a blow hole, and a human, possibly female, suspended between the tail and flukes, the latter also forming the bird's wings. The handle is bound with black commercial 'Z' twist twine. Colours are black and red, with haliotis inlay for the eyes. The handle is engraved 'Pat Amos'.

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