Native American Church style artwork - Feather fans, Peyote stitch beadwork, gourd rattles, cedar boxes and more.
These feather fans are used as sacred objects in Native American ceremonies. Whilst the feathers are beautiful to behold as art pieces, they are also considered sacred by Indigenous peoples who use them as ‘tools’ for healing.
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This traditional loose style Peyote fan is made with all 12 tail feathers from a Buzzard. Each feather is decorated with feather work, and strung together loosely, allowing the fan to open and close like a bird's tail. The beadwork is made with tiny glass seed beads, some of which are gold plated in amongst the fiery design.
A traditional loose style Peyote fan made with 11 tail feathers from a Greenwing macaw. The deep red and turquoise colours of the feathers are reflected in the beaded handle and featherwork designs.
A stiff flat fan made with Goshawk wing feathers, and macaw tail feather. Stiff fans are traditionally used by women, and each feather is set rigid into the handle. The central macaw feather is set into a gold plated brass tube with a Chakana (southern cross) detail cut into it.
Made from the secondary wing feathers of the Argus Pheasant - A bird native to Indonesia. The feather is shed by the bird and it's name, Argus comes from the Greek, meaning 'many eyes', which can be seen in the feather's natural pattern. This piece is made using coloured and gold plated Japanese glass seed beads and white deerskin in a traditional Peyote style.
3 tail fan made with feathers from the female Red Tailed Black Cockatoo. This bird is native to Australia and the fan is made in a fire design. This fan features Japanese gold plated 'hex-cut' glass seed beads, which shimmer when they catch the light.