Scraper and blade (truhkunpi)

Wolpi Pueblo people
before 1879

Object Place: Arizona, United States


Length 44.7 cm, width 3 cm, thickness 2 cm (Length 17 5/8 in., width 1 3/16 in., thickness 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, deer bone (?)

Not On View


Musical Instruments



Scraper of long stick of hardwood (of semi-circular cross section) with twenty-one notches carved along curved side. Scraper blade of scapula bone (?) from deer (?). Scraper and blade formerly tied together with cotton cord.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection