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Hopi Gourd Rattle - Pahlikmana Dance

Southwest
Southwest

Gourd, cottonwood root handle
ca. Early 1900's

Height: 8 inches

Old gourd dance rattle used by the Hopi for the Pahlikmana Dance, known as the Liquid-drinking Maiden dance. This dance represents the reproduction of life and pays tribute to the significance of rain and other moisture needed for bountiful harvest.

 

Owner: HWMC
Catalog#: HWMC