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Brass wall handing with stainless steel chain / Kent Porter


Peyote symbol wall hanging that is in 3 sections. The top is a peyote blossom, the middle is a quater moon with a star cutout, the bottom is the messenger bird with a cross cutout in the center. The bottom section is attached with a brass nail. At the top is a chain and the middle section is attached with a piece of the chain. The brass is highly polished.

Curatorial Remarks

The crescent moon symbolizes the peyote altar. The lines cutout on the crescent moon represent the path of Christ.

Tags: brass, waterbird, peyote bird, crescent moon, wall hanging, peyote symbolism
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting, personal activity

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Brass wall handing with stainless steel chain
Native American; Cowlitz
brass, stainless steel
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Gift of Chief Ken W. Porter Sr. Founder/CEO, Native American Church of North America of the Cowlitz Indians, Southwestern Washington State
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