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Silver baby rattle

Description: Many cultures believe rattles can help frighten away evil spirits as well as entertain. Baby rattles may have developed as a result of this belief, not only as an entertainment toy for the baby, but also to provide protection. This silver rattle from India would have belonged to a child of a wealthy family.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Baby rattles
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments

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