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Vest with Native American Church symbolism / Unknown

Essay/Description

Man's vest, half red, half blue, with appliqued Native American Church (Peyote) symbols.

Curatorial Remarks

This vest is featured in Peyote Religious Art by Dan Swan on page 57. The red and blue colors symbolize day (red) and night (blue), or fire (red) and water (blue).

Tags: vest, peyotism, tipi, American flag, waterbird, Anhinga, drum
People: Native American
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting, ceremonial events, special events

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

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Title(s): 
Vest with Native American Church symbolism
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne
Date: 
late 20th Century
Materials/Techniques: 
fabric
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
99.275
Previous Number(s): 
TL1998.22
Department: 
Not On View

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