Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • United States
  • drumstick, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, rawhide, buckskin, leather, horse hair, beading
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3895

The small club has a round stone head and straight wooden handle, wrapped in rawhide. There are remnants of a horse hair tassel at the other end. Each end of the shaft has short buckskin fringe with beading and a dark brown leather loop tied just above the fringe at the end of the handle.