Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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leather wrapped wood
  • North or Central America
  • leather wrapped wood, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • wood, animal skin, string, metal, carving, staining,
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 2 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5613

The narrow slat of wood has a slight curvature. One end is wrapped with a strip of animal skin, the ends held in place with nails. The originally exposed wood is stained dark brown. The unwrapped end has a short bit of string through a hole in the wood.