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Pipe Stem

Object Number:37619B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yankton
Dakota
Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
Montana
Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Quill
Hair
Silk
Length: 71.12 cm
Credit Line:John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

Description

A decorated pipe stem made from wood. One end is wrapped with hair, dyed bright yellow, orange, and blue and knotted into geometric patterns. A long lock of yellow hair hangs loose from the stem, and is fastened with a large red ribbon that hangs down alongside the hair. Another shorter ribbon, yellow in color, is tied at the end of the pipe stem, and the hilt is covered with dark green feathers.

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