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Willow Back Rest

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Backrest: Willow, wool, deer hide, sinew Tripod: Wood, hide
DATES 2010
DIMENSIONS Backrest: 69 3/4 x 24 x 1/2 in. (177.2 x 61 x 1.3 cm) Tripod: 64 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 in. (164.5 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.33.3a-b
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Ken Woody (Mohawk, born 1964). Willow Back Rest, 2010. Backrest: Willow, wool, deer hide, sinew Tripod: Wood, hide, Backrest: 69 3/4 x 24 x 1/2 in. (177.2 x 61 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 2011.33.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.33.3a.jpg)
IMAGE component, CUR.2011.33.3a.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Trapezoidal-shaped backrest (a) made of thin willow rods tied together with sinew and edged with red wool cloth. The top of the backrest has a "handle" of deer hide covered with red wool cloth that hangs down in two bands that are woven into the top of the backrest. The handle is used to suspend the backrest from a tripod of wood sticks (b). Condition: good. Some soiling on wool cloth.
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Ken Woody (Mohawk, born 1964). <em>Willow Back Rest</em>, 2010. Backrest: Willow, wool, deer hide, sinew
Tripod: Wood, hide, Backrest: 69 3/4 x 24 x 1/2 in. (177.2 x 61 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 2011.33.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.33.3a.jpg)