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Catalog Number X1892.01.21
Object Name Quirt
Dimensions H-2 W-2.5 L-38 inches
Date 1850
Notes Quirt has elk antler handle and commercially tanned leather whip [two thongs attached by a wooden peg in a hole drilled in the larger end of the handle]. Wrist strap is wide deer hide [hair still present on one side] attached to the end of the handle with buckskin thong through hole in the handle. There is another hole closer to the end which has worn through at one point. Line of 6 brass studs at whip end, also portion of a seventh, and hole where an eighth may have been.
Search Terms Quirt
Elk
Native American
American Indian
Historical