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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Quirt, late 19th century
  • Horsehair, leather
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 27 1/2 in, W: 1 3/4 in, D: 1 in (L: 69.8 cm, W: 4.4 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23924


This is a horse quirt made from braided black-red and white horsehair with a leather core. There is a red horsehair tassel at the end of the quirt and a white horsehair tassel half way down. There is a loop for the wrist on the end of the handle.