Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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deer hoof necklace
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • deer hoof necklace, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, hoof
  • Object Length/Width: 81 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5547

The long thin strip of buckskin is stitched into a large loop. Small dark hooves are attached at regular intervals with a short buckskin fringe. Each hoof has one or more triangular notches in the loose end.