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Quirt

Object Number:57-26-73
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mescalero Apache
Provenience: New Mexico
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Cloth
Bead
Rawhide
Technique:Beaded
Length: 46.3 cm
Outside Diameter:2.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the George Washington Memorial Museum, 1957
Other Number:L-269-76 - Old Museum Number

Description

Horse riding whip. Wooden core with a broken, leather strap attached at one end. The entire core is decorated with glass beads in a design of horizontal bands of zigzags. Bead colors include green, red, blue, white, black, and yellow. Distal end is bulbous.

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