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Cow or bull whip made by the slave, Richmond Dyal, in Americus, Georgia in 1859 or 1860. It is made of braided strips of either deer skin or goat skin. The thick end attached to the 13 1/2" round (lightly faceted at one end) wooden handle (hickory), is wrapped plain skin at the attachment. The whip tapers to 1/4" braid and ends 4 loose strands. The flat piece of leather that would have been the last 6-10" of the whip is missing.
Whip: L: 165" DIA: 1" - 1/4" Handle: L:13 1/2" DIA:1 1/4" - 3/4"
Location:500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399