Peyote Fan


From: United States of America | Oklahoma

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-479
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Delaware Culture | Lenape
Provenience United States of America | Oklahoma
Culture Area Northeast Culture Area
Date Made ca. 1890
Section American
Materials Eagle Wing | Buckskin | Cotton
Iconography Peyote Ceremony

Eagle wing, wrapped in hide at quill ends to form handle. Handle is bound in green cloth tape, and is fringed at bottom. Note in Speck's handwriting accompanying object: "Eagle wing fan used in Peyote ceremony to purify members. Part of Enoch's outfit, used about 1890."

Length 37 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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