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Hopi Pueblo Wood Dance Wand - C3325G

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Thu, Aug 18th 2016, 6:18pm

Hopi Pueblo Carving - C3325GDance wands are customarily carried by the women during some dances.  They are flat wood panels with a handle at the end.  Decorations may be of any variety of subjects.  This one has a green frog with black dots as the sole item of design.  Water creatures are always considered fertility indicators so perhaps the frog is used on the wand in a fertility dance. It also could be a clan symbol. 


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