From: Arizona

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA3485
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture White Mountain Apache
Provenience Arizona
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Horsehair | Stroud Cloth | Metal | Leather

Part of a horse bridle made from white and black braided horsehair. One segment is made of a loop of two bands of alternating white and black horsehair. Three tassels are attached to either side, likely parts of the throatlatch straps. A metal ring connects to one end with another short segment of braided horsehair. Flat, leather straps connect one segment of the bridle to the other. A long loop of braided leather is attached to the flat, leather straps with small loops. The second segment of the bridle is made of two pairs of bands joined with three tassels hanging from the join. Red stroud cloth is used beneath all joins and is barely visible at the edges of each join.

Length 168 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Patrick Henry Ray, 1915

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