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Ceremonial Fans I'm Making
As some of you may know, I'm a Navajo (Native American).
I'm making some ceremonial fans and thought I'd share some photos of them.
The first one is made from Jersey Buff Turkey and is called a drop fan. It is decorated with colored threadwork on the stems. This fan took me about 80 hours of work to make. The fan still needs a handle made for it. The handle will be made from a dowl and wrapped in leather and then beaded with size 15 colored glass beads.
The second fan is made from Sandhill Crane. The center feather is a Military Macaw tail feather and decorated with Blue and Gold Wing Macaw body feather, Scarlet Macaw body feathers, Great Cormorant body feather and grouse body feather. It is also decorated with colored feather floral work on the stems. I have about 30 hours of work into this fan so far and still have much more to do before this fan is finished. This fan will also get a beaded fan handle as well.
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