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Buckskin 430 floss 2 muslin 89 pewter 38 silk 96 Beads 2617 feathers 641 yarn 210 ermine 119 wool 622
tomahawk 15
Diamond 223 Square 16 triangle 152
overall length: 61.5 in, tab length: 34 in, tab width: 10.875 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot.
Utensils and Implements/Fighting. Pewter pipe tomahawk head with triangular blade with triangular cut-out, tall bowl with raised ridges top and bottom, piece of red yarn tied around upper bowl, piece of red silk ribbon and an ermine tail on thread tied around lower bowl. Round handle covered with buckskin and wrap beaded over upper 3/4 mostly with pink and two bands of royal blue/red-white hearts/royal/yellow/royal/red-white hearts/royal with short fringe at bottom of beading. Lower quarter of handle is wrapped with red wool and has over wrappings of buckskin thong and black, tan and orange embroidery floss. Attached to base of handle is a long triangular tab of red wool; upper half is applique beaded over a smoked buckskin base with a connected triangle, diamond, triangle, square design in green and outlined in red-white hearts on a pale blue ground, edge bands are pink and royal right triangles with an inside border of red-white hearts, edges are bound in brown muslin with a picot beaded edging of clear amber; lower half of tab has green silk ribbon binding on sides with 4" long narrow buckskin fringing sewn along bottom, tied to 3 fringes are red-dyed feathers.
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