Buffalo tail whisk - ROM2005_5224_1

ROM2005_5224_1

Buffalo tail whisk

Maker: Blackfoot (Peigan)
Medium:Cylindrical wooden handle encased in hide, buffalo tail brush
Geography: Pikuni Reserve?, Alberta, Canada
Date: c. 1870
Dimensions:
41 × 19 cm
Object number: 913.14.105
Credit Line: Edmund Morris Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionAttached tag states that this whisk belonged to Chief Leans Over Butchering, collected by Edmund Morris. However, Morris' notes that 'He [Calf Child] handed me a present of his fathers brush made out of the tail of buffalo'.  Used to sprinkle water onto stones in the sweat lodge.
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