Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 14 November 2019


  • Mary Riemer-Weller


Suspension rattle of the Tewa Indians of New Mexico. The Tewa include the Pueblos of Santa Clara, San Juan, San Ildelfonso, Nambe, and Tesuque. The rattle consists of a hollowed turtle shell to which jingles made of deer hoofs or pig knuckles are attached by leather thongs drawn through holes in the upper shell. The rattle is tied just below a dancer’s right knee with a leather thong that passes through holes in the plastron. Sometimes straps of hawk bells are used as substitutes. It is worn by dancers in the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.