Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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quill wrapped spoon
  • United States
  • quill wrapped spoon, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • metal, quills, buckskin, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2.5 x 3.5 x 27.5 cm length includes fringe; height is bottom of bowl to handle
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 x 1 3/8 x 10 13/16 in length includes fringe; height is bottom of bowl to handle
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1737
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Description

The metal spoon handle is wrapped in dark pink (faded red?) quills. Three buckskin fringes wrapped in dark pink quills are attached through a hole punched into the spoon. The raised top of the heart-like design at the end of the spoon extends below the quill wrapping.