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Feather fan with beaded handle / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

In Native American Church meetings, feathers and fans are considered to be purifying and cleansing. They are used to cleanse individuals that attend meetings. It does not make a difference whether it is a single feather or a fan when used for ritual cleansing.
Tags: peyotism, eagle feather, purple, peyote stitch, beadwork
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, peyote meetings

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

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Title(s): 
Feather fan with beaded handle
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Dominic Daniels;
Dominic Daniels
Culture: 
Native American; Osage (artist and user)
Date: 
1940s
Place: 
Fairfax
Materials/Techniques: 
feather, glass, beaded, buckskin
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1169
Previous Number(s): 
8427.1169
Department: 
Not On View

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