Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • quiver, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • hide, wood, iron, brass, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 74 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0259.01

The rectangular hide quiver (2007.0259.01) has a "Y" shaped seam and three flap closure. The carrying strap, made of woven string, is a loop attached by two loops on the sides of the quiver. The flap edges are irregular. The string on one flap and a small hole in the center flap and side flap indicate a tie closure. The round hole in left side of the quiver has stitches around it. The seams are sewn with string or plant fiber.