Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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drum stand
  • United States
  • drum stand, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, beads, horse hair, cotton, pigment, plant fiber, sinew, dyeing
  • Object Length: a and b) 85 cm length does not include horse hair
    Object Length: a and b) 33 7/16 in length does not include horse hair
    Object Length: c) approximately 23 cm length does not include horse hair
    Object Length: c) approximately 9 1/16 in length does not include horse hair
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1188.a,b,c
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Three sticks have tufts of horse hair at the top and are wrapped with beads for the top 1/3. These three sticks form a tripod for a drum to sit upon. 2007.1188.a has bands of dark blue, yellow and white beads with a green tuft of hair, and green pigment on the shaft. 2007.1188.b has light blue, dark blue and yellow beads with a green tuft of hair and green shaft. 2007.1188.c has white, dark blue, and yellow beads, a red tuft of hair, and is broken immediately below the beading.