Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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dance staff
  • unknown Musqueam maker
  • dance staff, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, mountain goat wool, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 50 x 39 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 15 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5553

The short brown wooden staff is flat and pointed at one end and is colored red. The other end is round and pointed at the end. The middle segment is flattened at the end closer to the round end and is smaller closer to the flat end. Two bundles of short twisted wool ropes are knotted around the middle segment. The wool is light colored.