Osage. <em>Fan</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Hide, eagle feather,porcupine quill,  beads, pigment, 5 1/2 x 14 in. (14 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.8987. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.694.8987_view1.jpg)



Medium: Hide, eagle feather,porcupine quill, beads, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 14 in. (14 x 35.6 cm)


Accession Number: 11.694.8987

Image: CUR.11.694.8987_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Osage name by curator Stewart Culin may not be accurate. Fan is made from the tail feathers of a winter hawk. Large hawks have 12 feathers; small hawks have 10 feathers in tail. According to Sean Standing Bear 10/20/2000 this fan is missing its center feather. The handle is woven with dyed porcupine quillwork with a row of blue and white beads along each edge.

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