A fine Plains Indian dyed deer hair roach with cotton string base
A fine Plains Indian dyed deer hair roach with cotton string base

A fine Plains Indian dyed deer hair roach with cotton string base

1800 to 1900 North America

Offered by Finch & Co

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A fine Plains Indian dyed deer hair roach with cotton string base
Probably Blackfoot
Circa 1860-1870

Size: Approx: 50cm long

Provenance: Recently found in an attic in Bedfordshire
Ceremonial objects had to be activated to convey their symbolic

associations. The lighter the object the easier it was to handle to

invoke the spirits and space of the beyond. Roaches and hair ornaments

were light enough to the born by the wind when worn. Dyed deer hair

head dresses were transformed and animated by dancers who wore them.
Dimensions
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Medium
Dyed deer hair
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