An Antique Plains Beaded Skull Knocker

Western Trading Post

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DESCRIPTION: This beaded "skull cracker" features a wood shaft and stone, both of which are covered in leather and then with bead work and the shaft is also decorated with trade cloth tassels. This piece is sinew sewn and dates to the early 1900s. It is covered with a large amount of beads in a decorative pattern. This would have been made as a ceremonial/dance type of piece.

MAKER: Unknown, but attributed as being Plains.

APPROX AGE: Antique, circa early 1900s.

SIZE: Measures 35 inches long X 3 inches wide overall.

CONDITION: Pretty good for its age, some wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.