Early Pueblo Quilled Anklets

Item: 1529

Origin: Pueblo
Date: Mid 19th century
Media: Quills, horse hair, hide, sinew, stroud
Dimensions: 9.25″ long, 2″ wide

Description:  This is a rare and early pair of quilled moccasin anklets.  Quills (bird or porcupine) and dark horse hair wrap the hide strips to create a staggering, rectangular pattern.  The quills and horse hair are held down with a fine stitching of sinew visible on the front. These strips are then backed with red, cochineal dyed stroud and finally a black stroud.   Each end has hide strips for tying the anklets to the moccasins.

Condition:  Minor loss of quill in a few areas.  These are surprisingly in excellent condition for their age.  Red stroud has been dye tested and it comes out as 100% cochineal.

Provenance: From the Collection of Nick and Donna Norman, Colorado

Price: 1950

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