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Quirt

Object Number:NA4996
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: North America
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Horsehair
Length: 92 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from E. M. Culver, 1916

Description

Horse riding whip made from dyed horsehair in black, white and red. Plaited design of alternating black and white with balls of black, white and red separating segments of the whip. One end has a horsehair handle to wrap around the rider's hand and the opposite end has three, long tassels, two in white and one in black. The whip has two decorative tassels that do not hang from, but rather are part of the body of the whip.

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