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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Kiowa 37 Southern Plains 72
Descriptions
tanned hide 570 pigment 539 glass beads 689 wood 4438 glue 18 cotton thread 354 nails 17
Names
fire carrier
Date:
ca. 1880
Dimensions:
L: 20 in, diameter of handle: 2 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:
Piece of wood, tapered slightly, fully beaded in peyote stitch (majority turquoise with single red zig-zags (3), and 3 in white), serves as handle, at top is rounded and sized piece of wood, nailed to base, with wooden point (1 ½"L) glued to knob. Topped with wooden cover, hand carved, (2 ½"L). At bottom of handle are two small leather balls, covered in beads (white, red, green - black, yellow, white red) with 8 ½"L slightly twisted strands of hide fringe, some plain, some dyed teal. Additional hide strip at base of handle tied off as loop. Lighter colored piece of hide split in two and placed over wood knob.
Accession Number:
NA.106.936

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