Prayer Stick


From: New Mexico

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 19977
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 a plume of feathers tied toward one end. An additional plume of feathers is attached to a loose cord tied to the end of the stick. Bark is stripped off from the upper quarter of the stick and from a ring just above where the feathers are tied. Most of the bark is dyed black. Traces of blue pigment on the stripped wood.

Length 24 cm
Credit Line Gift of F. Webb Hodge, 1897

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