Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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dance wand
  • Southwestern peoples
  • dance wand, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, pigment, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 8 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5901
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Description

Flat piece of wood in the shape of a rectangle with a narrow triangle at one end. The triangle is black. The rectangle has black marks on either end. Two holes at flat end of rectangle, each with a bit of string.

Side one: Jagged line down center with black on one side and white on the other.

Side two: Jagged line down center with light blue-green on one side and white on the other.