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riding whip or quirt
  • United States
  • riding whip or quirt, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, rawhide, braiding
  • Object Length: 45.5 cm
    Object Length: 17 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0444

This is a rawhide handle with one end wrapped in braided leather strips. The other end has a band of short leather fringe around a flexible length of braided leather with a large knot at the end. There are remnants of two strips that were attached at the free end.