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Cat's Cradle

Object Titleho-gan-hogern
Object Number:22723
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Athapaskan
Provenience: Arizona
St. Michael's Mission
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Cotton String
Board
Length: 36 cm
Width: 29 cm
Credit Line:Southwest Expedition; R. Stewart Culin; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902

Description

Cotton string arranged in a design, originally on one's fingers, and attached to a paper backing. Much of the string has loosened. Mounted sideways with the left side being original top to the design and the right side being the bottom.

As per Stewart Culin, "hoghan (hogan)."

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, Stewart. 1975. Games of the North American Indians.. Dover Publications. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 765-766View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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