Featherstick, ca. 1870

  • Fox, Native American

Feathers, wood, horsehair, porcupine quills, and rabbit fur

  • Framed: Overall: 15 1/2 × 3/4 × 1/2 inches (39.4 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.350.6

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Geometric patterns
  • Fox
  • Horsehair
  • Fur
  • Wood
  • Feather
  • Quill (spine)
  • Quillwork
  • Headgear
  • Iowa
  • Feather stick

Provenance

Billy Jones (of Fox tribe; Tama, Iowa, USA); purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 480.

Rights Status

Fox, Native American, Featherstick, ca. 1870, feathers, wood, horsehair, porcupine quills, and rabbit fur. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.350.6.