Description

    A SOUTHERN PLAINS WOOD QUIRT
    c. 1900
    the wood haft pierced at both ends, with leather whip inserted at top, and hide wrist strap attached beneath the grip, the strap decorated with yellow ochre pigment and bands of beadwork, stitched with sinew in blue, white and translucent green beads, trimmed with metal cones

    Provenance:
    Collected in the summer of 1888 by attorney Henry Clinton Carter (1857 - 1905), as he traveled through the West on his way to California and Hawaii.

    Length: 14 ¼ inches, excluding attachments







    Condition Report*:

    In overall very good condition. Wood haft and hide wrist strap with usual wear. Beadwork intact. Metal cones with only remnants of red feathers remaining. Leather whip with slit at top and small perpendicular tear, reinforced with glue.

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    September, 2009
    19th Saturday
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