Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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LADLE
LADLE
TitleLADLE
Case Location0016
Cultural AffiliationAcoma
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
DescriptionLadles such as this were used to dip water from a jar or medicine from a bowl. The exterior motifs may be clouds or possibly leaves; the interior painted design seems to be a cloud and feather motif. Feathers are used as prayer sticks and prayer plumes to offer prayers to the gods and spirits in the clouds asking for rain or snow.
DescriptorsLADLE
Length15.1 cm
Height3.5 cm
Width9 cm (max)
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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