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Sage holder with peyote stitch beadwork handle / Joseph Rice

Essay/Description

Beaded sage holder with handle section with blue ground; black and orange water birds above peyote stitch section in yellow, orange, red, and burgundy with black and white feathers. Vertical banding in peyote colors, white crosses with red centers on brown horizon with black and silver band at bottom. 16 strands of twisted white doeskin fringe attached to base. All beading attached to white leather Ferrell and two pieces of sinew attached at top where sprig of sage to be attached.

Curatorial Remarks

This sage holder may have been used by Kickapoo or Sac & Fox participants.

Tags: sage holder, beaded, fringe
People: Native American Church
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use

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

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Title(s): 
Sage holder with peyote stitch beadwork handle
Creator(s): 
Joseph Rice (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; Sac & Fox
Date: 
1998
Materials/Techniques: 
glass, wood, leather
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from Phillips Petroleum Grant
Accession No: 
84.2951
Department: 
Not On View

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