ritual object

Ritual fan possibly used in connection with peyote made from six Bald Eagle feathers which are attached to hide-covered cylinders. Two of these are covered with polychrome woven beadwork in a zigzag pattern. They are all threaded through a larger cylinder which forms the handle. The ends of the leather forms fringes which are finished off with bands of metal.

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