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DescriptionCrow Stirrup Drop, Sioux Mountain Sheep Horn Spoon, German Southern Plains Metal Armbands, c. 1890. The 7" x 4-1/2", thread-sewn, tanned hide stirrup drop is solidly glass seed beaded on the front with a hide fringe along the lower edge. It is matted and framed under glass to an overall size of 14" x 15". Not examined outside the frame. The spoon measures 11". The handle is wrapped with a braided quill strip and has two hide drops adorned with quill beads, brass bells, and petrified canine teeth. The cuffs have a 3-1/2" diameter. They have basket weave bands around both edges and quilled, hide string ties at the openings. Showing little wear with age and use, all are in fine condition.
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