Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCQUIV812

Category: Bows-Quivers

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Navaho

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Skin, wool, iron, buckskin, feathers, cloth.

Description: A mountain lion skin was used to make the bowcase, quiver, and shoulder strap. The tail of the animal hangs from the mouth of the quiver. A wooden rod stay is wrapped in blue cloth on the side of the quiver and tied with buckskin straps. Fifteen matching arrows with iron points and a sinew wrapped bow make up the enclosed weapons. Fringe hangs from the bottom of the quiver and bowcase.

Dimensions: Quiver length 24 inches bowcase length 41 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 184

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