Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCIM47

Category: Headstall

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Glass beads, iron, native tanned buckskin, stainless steel, brass discs, dyed wool, cotton thread.

Description: Soft geometric beaded buckskin overlays the leather foundation of the headstall. A single-bar snaffle bit is tied to the side stations. Blue and red basket beads trim the bottom of the forehead strap. Red wool fluffs separate the basket beads. Two sizes of flat brass plates were also used to trim the two horizontal straps.

Dimensions: Height 18.5 inches width 9 inches


Rex Arrowsmith


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 48

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