Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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club with stone head
  • unknown Assiniboin maker
  • club with stone head, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Morley, Alberta, Canada
  • stone, wood, rawhide, buckskin, pigment, fur, feathers, beading
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 69.5 x 6 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 27 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3906

The club has a mostly round stone head, wrapped in rawhide colored with red pigment. The short red fringe on top of the head has remnants of downy white feathers. The wooden handle is wrapped with rawhide, with red pigment on the half closest to the head. There are also two bands of fur and two bands of red and white beading on that end. The other end has a buckskin fringe tassel.