Object photography

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Object description

  • Southern Inunaina (Arapaho) artist
  • Case, before 1942
  • Bladder, quill, dye
  • Oklahoma, Great Plains, United States
  • L: 8 in, W: 2 1/2 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 20.3 cm, W: 6.3 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Frank G. Speck, 1942, 1942
  • E23980


This is a container for holding quills which are to be used for decorating objects. The container is made from a portion of an animal's bladder, probably a cow. The case still contains a good many quills most of which are dyed red.