Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA5660
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Navajo (uncertain)
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Horsehair | Hide

Horse riding whip made from dyed horsehair in black and white. One segment is decorated with diagonal, concentric rectangles and another segment with zigzags alternating in white and black and diamonds. One end has a leather handle with a decorative, black and white ball to wrap around the rider's hand. The opposite end has two leather straps dyed red. The whip has two decorative tassels that do not hang from, but rather are part of the body of the whip.

Length 76 cm
Width 5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Westray Ladd, 1917

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