Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of three conchos
  • Choctaw peoples
  • one of a set of three conchos, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • nickel silver, punching
  • Object Diameter: 7.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0453.01
Description

This is one of a set of three matching conchos. Each is slightly domed with a hole in the center and crossed by a hinged pin. Each has a scalloped edge with a band of four pointed flower-like cutouts. The area between the flower-like shapes and the center hole is made net-like with several bands of diamond cutouts.

It was possibly intended to be sewn to an otter skin trailer for the Straight dance.