Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lakota maker
  • paintbrush?, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • wood, horse hair, porcupine quills, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 15 x 0.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 7/8 x 3/16 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5750

Small stick of wood, wrapped at either end with white quills. Band of faded blue quills at end. Opposite end had a tuft of horse hair, now detached.