Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • United States
  • pipe, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, feathers, paint, metal, leather, plastic, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 59 cm height at bowl
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 23 1/4 in height at bowl
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1113

The joined pipe and stem are both made of wood painted in blocks of yellow, dark blue, and red. There are orange and yellow feathers at the junction point, and there is a band of white plastic at the proximal end of the pipe bowl with a bell and a strip of leather attached to it. There is a small red feather at the very end of the pipe, and five yellow pegs on the bottom of the pipe.