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beaded club with stone head
  • United States
  • beaded club with stone head, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, cotton, horse hair, feathers, beading, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 38 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3900

The club has a wooden handle and a pointed oval stone head. Red, white and blue plaid cloth wraps the head and dark blue cloth wraps the handle. The handle is beaded in stripes of black and green. The head is wrapped with green in the center, black at either end, with a narrow strip of red separating. There are red and yellow feathers at the juncture between the handle and the head. Blue braided horse hair is fastened at the juncture and may once have wrapped over the head.