Lot 209

Circa 1870 Kiowa Beaded Bow, Arrow & Quiver Set

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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$100,000 $5,000
This is an exceptional circa 1870 Kiowa beaded bow, arrow and quiver set originally collected from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The set, which is a complete collection, contains three original arrows with steel points and remnants of old turkey feather fletching. The long old bow is carved of hard wood hickory and the sinew bow string is long missing with a red painted remnant still attached at the top notching. The Indian tanned hide bow and arrow quiver case is beautifully adorned with original Kiowa pattern geometric beadwork done in all period correct 19th Century glass trade seed beads showing colors of Cheyenne pink, cobalt, chalk white, red and sky padre light blue. The bow case and arrow quiver also show original Indian tanned hide fringes, the original Indian tanned hide shoulder strap and two fringe panels with chalk white beadwork squares over old red stroud wool trade clothe. Any kind of Kiowa artifacts are increasingly scarce and authentic original complete sets such as this almost never come up for public auction. The set is well preserved showing only minor staining, supple hides, little to no bead loss and expected wear from honest age and use. This is one of the sale highlights and is truly a visually striking example of true authentic American Indian Art. Provenance: From the ex-collection of Cyrus Eaton of London, England. Complete sets from the Southern Plains tribes dating to the 19th Century are exceedingly rare such as the Comanche set from the same Cyrus Eaton collection sold by our company NAAC in 2020 for $11,992.50 (w/ bp). Not including the fringe the bow case measures 36 ½ inches long and the quiver measures 22 inches long; the bow measures 52 ½ inches in length.
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