Rattle

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this seed rattle, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Seed of pwgro (unidentified). May be given to babies to play with as a rattle. Complicated process of soaking and cooking.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Seed.
Measurements
66 x 35mm - length x diameter.
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/160

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