Prayer Stick


From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 19978
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pueblo | Zuni
Provenience New Mexico
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Feather | Fiber | Pigment

Wooden stick with two feathers tied toward one end. Two additional plumes of feathers are attached to two loose cords tied to the end of the stick. The end with the feathers is carved to form a stepped point, then dyed blue. Most of the wood is dyed black.

Length 18 cm
Credit Line Gift of F. Webb Hodge, 1897

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