Friday, November 28, 2014

Dew Claw Rattle by James Blake

Dew claw rattle with wooden stem wrapped with plaited quillwork bands, copied from a original from the Western Great lakes, early nineteenth century. Length 29.4 cm. Housed at Muse'e d'Yverdon, Switzerland. The original wooden handle is what I believe to be a re-purposed bird arrow, this is made from hickory.

Copy and photo supplied by James Blake.

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