cog rattle (ratchet)

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 1 Idiophones / 11 Struck idiophones / 112 Indirectly struck idiophones / 112.2 Scraped idiophones / 112.24 Scraped wheels or cog rattles
Maker: Unknown
Date: 1901
Region: Carpathian area
Country: Poland
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 4053
Measurements: 310 x 880 x 490 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Performance practice: formerly used to make ritual noise during the folk Koledari ceremonies, instead of church bells during the Holy Week, to frighten away animals during hunting, and to signal vigilance by night watchmen (in towns), nowadays also a toy
Catalog card by: transcribed from inventory books by Anna Targońska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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