"Ojibwe Dance Stick Northeast America"Dance stick presenting two vertical hollowed out parts where small wooden balls were placed thus beating the rhythm when the dancer took his steps.
Between the beads, triangular patterns have been carved, patterns reminding us of teepees. Remains of yellow pigment in the hollow of the wood furrows.
The top of the cane is flanked by a nailed horn.
h: 95 cm
Ojibwe people, Great Lakes Region, Canada / United States
Provenance: Ex. Burton Thayer, founding member and president of the Minnesota Historical Society;
John and Valerie Arieta, London, 1995.