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Pair of Zuni Pueblo Women’s Wood Dance Wands - 25853

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Wed, May 4th 2016, 3:40pm

Zuni PUeblo Dance Wands - 25853Dance wands are part of women's ceremonial paraphernalia.  They are rectangular wood tablets with a handle at one end.  When used in dances, one wand is carried vertically in each hand.  On one side of the wand is painted a figure of a rain god or other ceremonial personage.  Rain clouds hover above the figure and a corn symbol is below. There are two holes drilled at the top corners of the wand from which downy feathers are tied.  A series of parallel lines is painted on the backs.


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