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quiver
  • Colombia
  • quiver, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Colombia?
  • peccary skin, gum resin, seeds, bamboo?, animal fur, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 30.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Janet B. Young
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6808
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Description

The small cylinder, probably bamboo, is used as a quiver. It has black resin at either end, and peccary skin adjacent to the resin. The center is wrapped with tan animal hide. The areas between are wrapped with twisted plant fiber strings in light brown and orange. The rows of grey seeds form a geometric design over the top of the plant fiber wrapping. There is a single strand of grey seeds for the handle.