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riding crop or club
  • United States
  • riding crop or club, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, cloth, horse hair, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Diameter: 79 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 31 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3891

The straight wooden handle has four vertical strips of beading in yellow and red or yellow and dark blue over a soft insert that is not original. The handle is wrapped with beads with a yellow field and bands of red and dark blue. There is a tassel of horse hair at the end, with short buckskin fringe over the top.