Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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peyote fan
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • peyote fan, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • wood, eagle feathers, feathers, paint, fur, beading
  • Fan Max Height/Max Width: 36 x 16 cm
    Fan Max Height/Max Width: 14 1/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1444
Label Text

The fan of eagle feathers has a wooden handle. The eagle feathers are tipped with feathers dyed yellow or red, and the junction is covered with a tuft of white fur. There is a tuft of white down where the eagle feathers come together in the handle, and a thick band of green beading. There is a wooden handle, painted yellow, with a band of red at the top and a band of red and black at the bottom.