Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great Lakes Deer Toe Rattle by James Blake

"Dew claw rattle with wooden stem wrapped with plaited quillwork bands, copied from an original from the Western Great lakes. Length 29.4 cm. Housed at Muse'e d'Yverdon, Switzerland. The original wooden handle is what James believes to be a re-purposed blunt tip, (bird arrow) this is made from hickory."

Copy by James Blake and photos by Mitch Cook.

1 comment:

  1. Hi James. What a great looking rattle! Congratulations on a fine job. I'd be most interested to know what the material is you used for the finial. Also, where is the original version you used as inspiration? (Berlin?) Would you happen to have a photo of it? Would be interested in corresponding with you! Rich