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Dipper

Object Number:45-15-61
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Gourd
Length: 20.1 cm
Outside Diameter:16 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945
Other Number:229 - Field No SF
62 - Other Number

Description

Gourd for dipping water at spring. It is sometimes covered with network of twisted wool: used then as a canteen, called Wi-co-wa. A smaller gourd, covered with a network of wool or cotton, decorated with feathers, used in all the sacred ceremonies, for holding water.

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