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Painted Native American Church fan decorated with jewelry cross and foil / Unknown

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Loose feather fan in the Native American Church style with three trimmed pheasant feathers. There are 8 blue-green macaw feathers, and 1 green parrot feather. These feathers are housed in white buckskin sleeves that attach to the handle. The feathers are painted with dots of rust and yellow and are trimmed at their base with blue and pink feathers. The handle is covered in net (gourd stitch) beadwork in seed beads in orange, red, yellow, and green on a blue field. The designs are chevron and blossom in form. There are fourteen lengths of 2-ply twisted fringe at the end of the handle.

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Title(s): 
Painted Native American Church fan decorated with jewelry cross and foil
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Bob Block (Collection)
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
mid-20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
feather (pheasant and macaw), glass, paint, foil, thread
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Purchase with funds provided by the Frankie VanJohnson Acquisition Fund
Accession No: 
84.2958
Department: 
Not On View

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