Pipe Stem


From: Great Plains (Plain)

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 52-6-15
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Quill | Hair | Sinew

Flat in cross section. Upper third divided into 3 flat "tubes" wrapped with dyed porcupine quills. Stripes at either end of each and simple slanting checkerboard lines on 5 "fields" in between on one surface. (Checkers in pink on blue in sections 1 and 5 outer tubes, center on inner; black on white in 2 and 4 on outer, 1 and 5 innter; yelllow on red center on outers, 2 and 4 inner) Hank of red horsehair secured by sinew wrapping at base of divided section. Wrapping near mouthpiece now gone. (Bird feathers?)

Length 81 cm
Width 4.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Episcopal Church Training School, 1952

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