Rare elegant sea gull form ceremonial dance rattle
Artist:: Southern Northwest Coast. Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Cowichan Tribe
Materials: wood, paint
Dimensions:11 ¼” x 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”
Description: An elegant ceremonial bird rattle with a sea gull depiction. Carved from a hardwood most likely maple and painted with subtle old and original pigments of black and orange. Nice patina and form.
Provenance: Curtright and Son, Tacoma Wa ( purchased Mar25,2003), Gary Bell Vancouver