Prayer Stick


From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 19991
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Zuni
Provenience New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Fiber | Feather | Pigment

Wooden stick with a plume of feathers tied toward one end. An additional plume of feathers is attached to a loose string tied to a carved end of the stick. That end is carved into a stepped design. Most of the wood is dyed black. Wood at the upper end, below the stepped design, has a deep notch carved out.

Length 17 cm
Credit Line Gift of F. Webb Hodge, 1897

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