Artist

Maker Unknown

Nationality

Native American - c. 1890s

Title of Work

Hair Dangles

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Date of Work

Early 20th century

Medium

Porcupine quills, seed beads, metal cones

Collection/Provenance

Merry Claymore Ketterling Collection, American Indian Studies Department.

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Hair ornaments have a long tradition within Native American cultures. These ornaments are most likely from the Upper Northern Plains region. They were recovered from a box of objects that was almost discarded at UND, and rescued by former American Indian Studies secretary, Merry Claymore Ketterling. They are illustrated in the book Storytelling Time: Native North America Art from the Collections at the University of North Dakota (Hudson Hills Press, 2010).

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