Tasha’ge (Omaha: ‘deer hoofs’)
(Omaha: ‘deer hoofs’)
Suspension rattle of the Omaha people of the central plains of the USA. It is made from a cluster of deer hoofs fastened by short leather thongs to the top of a beaded stick 20 to 25 cm long. The lower part of the stick forms the handle, which is often further ornamented with a long tassel of buckskin thongs. Similar rattles were commonly used in the men’s warrior societies of the Great Plains and in rites and ceremonies of some native Californian peoples....