- Hopi artist
- Dance wand, mid-late 19th century
- Wood, pigment, feather, cotton
- Arizona, United States
- L: 20 1/4 in, W: 3 1/8 in, D: 5/8 in (L: 51.4 cm, W: 7.9 cm, D: 1.6 cm)
- Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
Inscribed, "22839 Moquis Powell".
This is a dance wand made from a piece of flat wood cut in zig zags with triangular teeth on both sides. The ends are chipped. There is a space in the middle with no teeth. The top portion of the wand, including the tip and two side teeth, are carved separately and and attached with plant fiber twine. A feather at one end is attached to what seems to be the handle with a piece of cotton string. The whole object is painted a reddish color which is now very faded. Further Remarks: Collected by Col. T. Stevenson.