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Violin and bow with sun designs

  • Violin and bow with sun designs
  • Violin and bow with sun designs
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Collected in 1923 by Edward H. Davis (1862-1951, a rancher and field collector for MAI) during fieldwork sponsored by MAI.
Culture/People
Wixarika (Huichol)
Collector
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951
Date created
1915-1923
Object Type
Violin and bow with sun designs
Media/Materials
Wood, metal wire, paint, cordage, horsehair, tree pitch/gum
Techniques
Carved, bent, glued, tied
Dimensions
46 x 16 x 7.5 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Native Term
xaweri (violin) and tupiyari (bow)