Peyote Fan

Big House Fan


From: United States of America | Oklahoma

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-478
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 Turkey Wing
Iconography Peyote Ceremony | Big House Ceremony

Turkey wing used as fan for sweeping away impurities, around the fire and inner circle of the lodge in the Peyote ceremony, and along the dancing path in the Big House ceremony. "...Obtained through Eagle [Charlie Webber]. "Note in Speck's handwriting accompanies object.

Length 38 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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