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Rectangular navy handkerchief with a small diamond pattern

Essay/Description

Owned by Harding Big Bow (Kiowa). A rectangular navy handkerchief covered uniformly with a grid of small diamonds (gray, red, and olive). Machine sewn rolled hem on all four sides. Used to protect the brass box 69.155, chief peyote 82.186, and silver dollar 65.68, all of which were tied inside.

Curatorial Remarks

Used to wrap up peyote buttons box stored in a silver tea cup.

Tags: blue, handkerchief, diamond pattern, rectangle, red, peyote meeting
People: Kiowa, Harding Big Bow
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting,

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Rectangular navy handkerchief with a small diamond pattern
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
late 20th century
Place: 
Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Pearl Big Bow
Accession No: 
95.23
Previous Number(s): 
TL1998.31
Department: 
Not On View

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