Salmon Bone Rattle
EXHIBITION:Tradition Keepers: A Women’s Exhibition
The fish-bone patterns in this rattle honor and commemorate the salmon caught in the year’s run. The salmon patterns are woven in dried, sun-bleached wheat grass from Rorick’s garden, and applied in a process known as false embroidery.
All of Rorick’s work bears her signature pattern of three concentric circles — here they are seen around the top of the rattle head.
Inside the rattle are crystals and agates collected around the Haida Gwaii islands, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.