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Accession Number:
NA.502.215.4
Makers
South Dakota, Her Many Horses, Emil, Sioux
Descriptions
string, metal, feathers, glass beads, deer hide
Names
fan, Native American Church
Subjects
water bird, gourd stitch
Date:
1998
Dimensions:
H: 3.5 in, Diameter: 34.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of the Pilot Foundation
Remarks:
Fan with red and blue feathers, beaded handle and twisted string fringe at bottom. Handle has design of a row of red and blue water birds on either side of two multi-colored zigzag designs. Between the zigzag designs is a row of four repeat designs of a white bead surrounded by black beads. Multi-colored zigzag and black and white designs are repeated above the handle. Feather shafts are wrapped in white leather at bottom and multi-colored thread at top. Blue and red feathers are clustered and stand straight up from handle. Small red and blue feahters and white feathers with black edge and line at center are at the base of each large red and blue feather. Handle unscrews from fan.

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