Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe stem
  • Little Feather
  • pipe stem, 1960–1981
  • Where object was made: Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
  • beads, wood, leather, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 40 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 15 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1096.b

This wooden pipe stem is flattened from top to bottom. White leather fringe and tan leather is attached on the mouthpiece end of the stem with a beaded band. The band has bands of red beads, white beads, and white, red and light blue beads, that gives an overall appearance of something similar to zipper teeth.