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Anhinga feather loose fan with hackle trim / Warren White


Anhinga feather loose fan, with 20 feathers, with hackle trim in black, green, yellow, red, and turquoise with shoe polished white leather extensions. A shotgun rod is used for the removable handle. It is covered in gourd stitch beadwork in cut and seed beads in white, maroon, red, orange, green, blue, navy, and yellow on a mauve background. Below the beaded handle are beaded red triangular flaps of buckskin above 24 white 2-ply twisted buckskin fringes. One fringe is decorated with four chrome beads.

Curatorial Remarks

20th century loose feathered fan with hackle trim. Anhinga is the water bird. Attached to the leather fringe are four metal beads.

Tags: Anhinga feathers, loose feathered fan, loose feathers, beadwork, peyote fan, Native American Church
People: Warren White
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting

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

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Gift of Pearl Big Bow
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