- Hopi artist
- Prayer wand, mid-late 19th century
- Wood, pigment, grain, turkey feather
- Arizona, United States
- L: 21 1/2 in, W: 3 3/4 in, D: 1 in (L: 54.6 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
- Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
This is a prayer wand used in dance. The object is made from a rectangular flat board with one end whittled as a handle. The back is white and on this bound long sheaths of grain, projecting beyond the top. Three turkey feathers stick up from the top; four set each of two downy feathers fastened to sides. The front of the wand is green and blue with designs which are bold in many colors. Further Remarks: Collected by Col. T. Stevenson.