Mussel Shell Rattle

Mussel Shell Baby Rattle Douglas David

A functional rattle carved from one piece of red cedar in a mussel form that includes horse hair to mimic the beard. The images on the front and back represent life and death, the material and the spiritual. Rattles are a shaman’s object, used by high-ranking figures in festive and initiation ceremonies. Douglas David is from the Wolf Clan Nuu-chah-nulth,  and was taught by his father  Joe David.

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