Bone Whistles

Image

Bone Whistles

Title

Bone Whistles

Identifier

Accession No.: 1930-38.1
Accession No.: 1933-27.2
Accession No.: 1933-27.3

Description

Whistle made from deer tibia with distal end broken off; proximal end has asphaltum over a hole, which shows the imprint of a shell that was once adhered there; found and taken from a cave in Northwest Ventura County. Donated to the Museum.

Deer tibia whistle decorated with olivella biplicata disk beads and wrapped with juncus.

Creator

Chumash

Date

Circa 1700-1830s

Subject

Chumash Indians--Material culture

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Museum of Ventura County. All rights reserved.

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

Chumash, “Bone Whistles,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed November 29, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4524.