Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCQUIV189

Category: Bows-Quivers

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Apache

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Canvas, cloth, buckskin, paint, wood, stone, ocher.

Description: Canvas tenting was used to make the quiver, which has blue, black and white cutout rawhide decorations on the top and bottom with red cloth showing through. A center sleeve of soft buckskin, covered with yellow ocher, is sewn to the canvas and has lines and triangles painted on. Five scalloped panels with fringe in between continue the decoration. A red cloth shoulder strap is tied on. The quiver contains 7 hollow reed arrows with hardwood foreshafts and stone points. A wooden stay keeps the quiver straight.

Dimensions: Length 31 inches width 6 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 188

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