Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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toy beaded bow
  • Santee peoples
  • toy beaded bow, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: Plains, United States
  • wood, sinew, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 52 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0455

This is a wooden bow, completely wrapped with a string of beads. It has a yellow field with four wide green stripes flanked by dark blue. The stretched bowstring is made of twisted sinew.