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Title: Anklet

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Coast Salish

Medium: rawhide, deer dew claws, metal

Anklets such as this one were worn by people who had participated in many dance ceremonies. When the dancers are not performing, these are unbuckled and attached to the quitsuline (or staff) which is shaken in unison to the drumming of the song. The anklets are buckled onto the dancer's legs just before he jumps up and starts to dance.

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AA 1224

Image No: P0016926

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The Coast Salish: Connecting Art, Environment and Tradition education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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