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Title
Seed legging (Chachayote)
Publication Information
Pomona College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Aztec Regalia by Javier Galvez
Rights Information
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Description
Ankle rattles, also known as chachayotes (Náhuatl), ayayotes, hueseras or cascabeles. are idiophones (percussion instruments) made from both incised and undecorated hollow tree nuts called chachayotl; they are attached with a cord to a leather base decorated with beadwork. Usually, they are worn in pairs, tied around a dancer's ankles, or wrists (sonaja.) Their sound is said to resemble that of a rattlesnake or the rain.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/azt/id/173
Subject
Musical instruments
Aztecs - Music
Indigenous peoples
Source
Javier Galvez Collection
Relation
Aztec Regalia by Javier Galvez - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/azt

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