Hand crafted pheasant feather Peyote fan.
Hand crafted Peyote fan made with pheasant feathers and leather. These ceremonial feather fans were created for use in the Native American Church. The maker enhanced the natural splendor of the fan’s feathers by trimming them to uniform size and incised the quills with a zigzag design and a twisted fringe that completes the assemblage. In the Church’s doctrine, birds are messengers to the Creator. For many Native peoples today, feathers are still associated with spirituality and beauty. This fan measures 29" long including the fringe.