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Rattle made of woven willow strips, handle bound with white leather, with a metal ring attached. On a printed piece of cardboard.

  • Maker:
    Wessex Crafts
  • Collection:
    Bate Collection, Oxford
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  • Place of production:
    UK, England, Somerset
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  • Materials:Willow;Wood;Plant;Leather;Skin;Animal;Metal;Cardboard
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  • Inscriptions:The 'Rattlewattle' FOR CENTURIES the 'Rattlewattle' has been a symbol of love and given to newly-weds to keep away evil spirits and bring good fortune and fertility to the union. In parts of the country this ancient tradition still survives, where the rattlewattles are hand-made from locally grown willows. To bring you goo fortune Handmade by WESSEX CRAFTS for SOMERSET HOUSE WEDMORE LTD.
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  • Repository:Bate Collection, Oxford
  • Measurements:Max L = 78 mm Max W = 20 mm