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Object Number:NA5660
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo (uncertain)
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Horsehair
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Length: 76 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Westray Ladd, 1917

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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