Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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quill wrapped hair ornaments
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • quill wrapped hair ornaments, late 1800s–1924
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, buckskin, quills, horse hair, plant fiber, tin, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 45 x 13 cm length includes buckskin
    Object Length/Width: 17 11/16 x 4 3/4 in length includes buckskin
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1722

This is a group of 11 tassels tied together with a piece of twine. Each tassel is made of two to four strips of leather wrapped in red quills and joined by a single strip of buckskin. Each strip of leather has a tin cone at the free end and a tassel of red horse hair.