Navajo peyote gourd rattle with a flare at bottom with a peyote button design inscribed in top. The shaft has a beaded cylinder and a tuft of white horsehair on the top of the gourd. A wooden spool inside the gourd holds the handle in place and keeps the stones inside. Seed bead colors include: blue, pearl, bright yellow, medium yellow, orange, dark red, brown, and light blue in a geometric design.
**Part of peyote kit, UCM #33986-33989. Flare at bottom of gourd characteristic of Little Moon Peyotists. Navajo NAGPRA reps approved exhibit use of rattle (see related doc file).

  • Catalogue Number: 33987
  • Culture: Navajo
  • Data Provider: University of Colorado
  • Materials: wood, gourd, stone, horsehair, and beads
  • Measurements: 53cm x 6cm

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