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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Plains 566 Lakota 107 Northern Plains 99
porcupine quills 146 cotton thread 354 stain 16 male mallard feathers adhesive 13 dye 189 wood 4438 cotton string 20
pipe stem 77
ca. 1880
L: 34.5 in, width: 1.875 in, H: .5 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
Green stained wood, pipe bowl attachment end of base of stem tapers (21" L) down to three tubes, then solid (1 ¼" L) and the mouthpiece. Area immediately above the three tubes and on the solid piece below it, has male mallard feathers attached (approx. 2" L area) with adhesive and string. The three tubes have dyed porcupine quills attached by one stitch sewing line on the verso. The quills create a striped pattern in off-white, black, red, blue, and yellow. Very end of attachment piece has ½" W ring of black pigment.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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