Collar with Whistle Worn in the Hashk'an Dance
Arts of the Americas
Hide, fur, sinew, claws, wool, quill, cotton, plant fiber, pigment, resinous material
late 19th century
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Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
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Navajo. Collar with Whistle Worn in the Hashk'an Dance, late 19th century. Hide, fur, sinew, claws, wool, quill, cotton, plant fiber, pigment, resinous material, 27 x 4 x 1.5 in. (71.0 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5430. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5430.jpg)
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This collar is richly decorated with claws (bear's?) and fur appendages wrapped with quillwork and yarns. It might have been used for the singer to attract the Hoply People.
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