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Catalog Number 1983.124.005
Object Name Fan
Collection Hazel Bentley
Tribe Caddo/Delaware/Shawnee
Description Redtail hawk bunch fan. Loose, bunch fan of 9 mature Redtail Hawk feathers. Hackle decoration at base of each feather in red and green; 1 row of "brick work" beading on 8 of the feathers; 2 in green, 2 in blue, 2 in yellow, 2 in red. Handle is gourd stitch beaded; transparent blue background, design in turquoise, yellow, orange, and green. Twisted buckskin fringe. 1 feather is missing.

Red tail hawk tail feathers, beads, buckskin; overall length; feathers; bunch fan of 9 mature redtail hawk feathers; hackle (feather) decoration at base of each feather in red and green; 1 in red. Handle is gourd stitch beaded; transparent blue background, design in turquoise, yellow, orange and green; twisted buckskin fringe. Ethnic group: Caddo or Shawnee
Dimensions L-19.685 inches
Provenance Used by donor's father, Thomas William Bentley who was connected with the Native American church.
People Bentley, Hazel
Search Terms ceremonial
American Indian
Native American
Category Native American Ceremonial