19th C. Pueblo Wood Feather Box

Item: 734

Origin: Pueblo
Date: : 19th Century
Media: Wood, hide
Dimensions: 23.5″ long x 3″ x 2.75″

Description:  This beautiful early box was used to hold feathers for celebrations and rituals.  The box is carved out of one piece of cedar wood and is all continuous with no joinery.  The interior has red ochre dye to it, whether it was treated with this substance (most likely) or whether the dye rubbed off of other things onto the box, I do not know.  The top is cut as a kiva design.  The patina is old and wonderful, showing much use over a long period of time.  These are rare to find this early and this large.

Price: $4550