Willow Back Rest
Arts of the Americas
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)
Tripod: 64 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 in. (164.5 x 8.3 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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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)
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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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