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Cedar flute with leather and painted decoration / Harding Big Bow

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A cedar wood flute with six holes on its top. End painted in stripes of red, black, green, and turquoise. Stop is carved and varnished piece of grooved cedar painted turquoise and red with dots. Turquoise, black, and red stripes outline the "reed" slot. Four leather thongs are tied to the flute and four red, black, and turquoise designs are painted on either side resembling bird heads with beaks. "H. Big Bow" is carved on the right side of the flute just below the reed.

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Title(s): 
Cedar flute with leather and painted decoration
Creator(s): 
Harding Big Bow (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
late 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Mountain View, Oklahoma, Southern Plains, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
wood, leather, metal, paint
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Pearl Big Bow
Accession No: 
84.2907
Department: 
Not On View

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