Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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quirt
  • United States or Canada
  • quirt, late 1800s–1980
  • leather, metal, rawhide, braiding
  • Object Length: 58 cm
    Object Length: 22 13/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0445
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Description

This is a light-colored leather, braided over a metal tube with a short doubled leather strip at the end. The opposite end has strips of dark brown leather braided into a larger knob. The end near the lash also has a larger diameter and is two-tone braiding with a light leather and a medium brown leather. There is a band of braided rawhide at the end adjacent to the lash and two braided rawhide strips wrapped on the lash itself.