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Dyed deer fur roach on a wool yarn base / Emil William Lenders

Curatorial Remarks

This roach was worn during straight dances. However, generally roaches were dyed red. Roaches were also made out of horsehair and turkey beard.

Tags: roach, deer fur, orange, red, yarn
People: Ponca
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use

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

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Dyed deer fur roach on a wool yarn base
Native American; Ponca (artist and user)
19th century - 20th century
wool, fur (deer), dye
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