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Dance stick rattles

This instrument was collected in the field by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton. It is a pair of dance sticks, or rattles, made with long wooden sticks that contain four dried fruit shells each, containing black seeds inside.

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  • Decorative elements:The top end of each stick is carved with tapering notches and geometric incisions.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:112.13 Vessel rattles
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Length(s): 805mm and 825mm