Rare 19th Century Tsimshian Globular Shaman’s Rattle

$4,500 USD

A very rare classic alder wood globular Tsimshian shaman’s ceremonial rattle dating from the early to mid 1800’s. The rattle is the type seen in historic photos of Tsimshian shamans holding this form of rattle. This fine rattle is very thinly and finely carved with a beautiful rich aged patina throughout. You will note how the wood is carved away from to leave the raised edge ridges. Though at first glance look simple , this form of rattle took great skill to produce and were cherished. Not many to be found outside a museum setting. This fine rattle will make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6.25 × 5.0 in
Item Location

USA

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A very rare classic alder wood globular Tsimshian shaman’s ceremonial rattle dating from the early to mid 1800’s. The rattle is the type seen in historic photos of Tsimshian shamans holding this form of rattle. This fine rattle is very thinly and finely carved with a beautiful rich aged patina throughout. You will note how the wood is carved away from to leave the raised edge ridges. Though at first glance look simple , this form of rattle took great skill to produce and were cherished. Not many to be found outside a museum setting. This fine rattle will make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6.25 × 5.0 in
Item Location

USA

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