X86.1902 Rattle

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Rattle (musambu)
Angola
Chokwe peoples
Wood, cane, seedpod
H: 30 cm, D: 8 cm (H: 11.8 in, D: 3.1 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1902

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Double-chambered basketry rattles are part of an ensemble used by a Chokwe diviner to diagnose a client’s problems. The rattle is used to invoke the diviner’s tutelary ancestor.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 261

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