19th C Plains Indian Ceremonial Buffalo Horn Dance Wand Hide, Hair, Tacks & Wood
We are offering an original antique 19th century Plains Indian Dance Wand, constructed of three carved rectilinear wooden shafts bound with brain tanned hide strapping, two buffalo horns at the top joined together with a metal clip and each decorated with three metal tacks, shocks of horse hair tightly held by a thicker hide wrapping, the tip of the handle likewise secured. Measures 22 1/2" long x 4 5/8" at the widest top point. This authentic piece, possibly Sioux or Crow, was part of a collection acquired by a longtime collector and is offered here for the first time. In good condition. There is loss to the hide wrapping on the wooden handle, approximately half of it is gone, but what remains is tight. The horns are completely intact with three original metal tacks in each one. The shocks of wrapped horse hair surrounding the horns probably has some loss, but still looks great. The hide at the top and the bottom is firm and stable and the wooden handle wooden shafts are solid.