Dakota quillwork ornamental hairpin

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Description A Dakota ornamental wood hairpin shaped like a stiletto is tapered overall and has a pointed end, circa the early 20th century or earlier. Its length is wrapped with dyed quills firmly woven into repeating symmetrical crosses and checker patterns. A long lock of dark hair, possibly horse, is wrapped with sinew to the blunt end of the pin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 12 inches length
Nomenclature Bodkin (hairpin)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Indians of North America--Great Plains--Costume.
North Dakota, United States
South Dakota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Creation: Not later than 1919

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 3804.E375.1

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