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club with stone head
  • United States
  • club with stone head, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, cotton, rawhide, porcupine quills, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 74 x 16 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Frank and Edna Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3882

The club has a pointed oval stone head. The straight wooden handle is wrapped with cloth. There is a rawhide loop around the stone head to attach it to handle. The loop is beaded with a white field, decorated with green squares outlined with red and dark blue crosses. The handle is nearly fully wrapped with multi-colored beads in a random pattern. The cloth fringes at the other end are decorated with white and red porcupine quills. Two bead-like decorations hang from the end of the handle, decorated with bands of beading in green, orange, dark blue and colorless.