This pair of men’s dance rattles were worn around the calves at social dances and war dances or pow wows. They are made from thirty deer toes attached with cotton cordage to a cotton print band with tie strings. The whole is reinforced with wool trade cloth.
Wool, deer (Odocoileus spp.) cotton. L.128 cm, W 10 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 8787, NEPE 8788