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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plains 566
Descriptions
Sweet Grass 3 felt 201 pigment 539 cotton string 20 wood 4438 yarn 210 metal bell glass beads 689 wool 622 hide 1074 hair 424
Names
bow 53
Date:
ca. 1885
Dimensions:
L: 74 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
S-curved wood bow painted red on both ends and covered in rows of light blue glass beads. Blue-dyed horse hair tied about 15" from one end with turquoise yarn. About 19" from other end a narrow strand of turquoise felt is wrapped about 3" wide with one bell coming from center attached to bow with hide. Center of bow is wrapped with a wide red wool cloth section that is wrapped around with sting of hide. A 10 ½" braided sweet grass is attached to the bow over the wool cloth at either end with hide string. One end of bow is wrapped 2 ¼" wide with hide string that is painted with red ochre. This end of the bow is rounded out and has a narrow notch cut into the top about3 ½" deep. Also the number "1628"is written with black ink on this end. Opposite end is squared off and has two small holes through it.
Accession Number:
NA.102.220

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