One of two rattles that were originally described as charms by Alldridge, but are actually leg or arm rattles worn by dances and other public performers. They are made from a flat oval piece of iron that is bent over to form a rattle. There is a loop at each end, with two additional loops attached to it that rattle when the wearer moves.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress, Religious/ritual equipment, charms, Musical instruments
  • Object: Rattle
  • Materials: Metal
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1891
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:WA508023.1

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