16" Multi-Colored Horsehair Quirt

Artist Unknown

16" Multi-Colored Horsehair Quirt, Odd but Great by Artist Unknown
  • woven horsehair
Savvy Price $125.00
Gallery Price $175.00
Title
16" Multi-Colored Horsehair Quirt
Artist
Artist Unknown
Medium
Horsehair, dyed and natural, cotton thread
Size
16" length X 3/4" diameter at handle
Date of creation
Circa 1950
Condition
Good to fair. Last photo shows wear on one side of handle.
Provenance
Consigned by Scottsdale resident AH-3
About The 16" Multi-Colored Horsehair Quirt

Quirts such as this one were fashioned by American Indian artisans as well as by prisoners.  Clearly this one has been used, as is evidenced by the wear on its handle.

The elongated diamond pattern is well suited to enhance the appearance of this entirely utilitarian item.

About Artist Unknown

"Unknown artist" is appropriate when a work of art is unsigned and a supported opinion about who made it is not available (on Savvy Collector).. "Attributed to" precedes the name of an artist when information suggests that it likely was made by that artist (on Savvy Collector).

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Cultures

American Indian, USA

Medium

Odd but Great

Subject

Keywords

Horsehair quirt, woven horsehair