Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • United States
  • switch, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • plant fiber, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 90.5 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 5/8 x 4 15/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6890

The bundle of long grasses has shatterheads that are left free and the stems are bundled with two bands of white string. It is a light natural color.

These are used by penitents in Lenten ceremonies.