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Peyote Fan

Big House Fan

Object Number:70-9-478
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Delaware Culture
Provenience: United States of America
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Date Made: ca. 1890
Early Date: 1865
Late Date: 1915
Materials:Turkey Wing
Iconography:Peyote Ceremony
Big House Ceremony
Length: 38 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970


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.


[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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