Lala Rattle

A disc rattle, know as a lala by the Fula. It consists of 24 gourd discs separated by copper split washers, and held in place by a copper ring. It is played by shaking the wooden handle, and often played in pairs.

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Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments
  • Object: Lala Rattle
  • Materials: Wood, Metal, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mende, Fula
  • Dimensions: 280mm x 230mm x 65mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1960
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Guy Massie-Taylor (Collector)
  • Museum: Glasgow Museums
  • Accession Number:

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