Native American

Pheasant Pin

Artist: Dale Edaakie

Culture/People: Zuni

Place: New Mexico

Media: Silver, inlaid mother of pearl, opal, and coral

Dims: 5.5 x 3.5 in. (12.7 x 8.89 cm)

Date: c.2007

Description: This pin is eye catching. It’s shaped like an actual pheasant. It’s exceptional because of the detail of coral, mother of pearl, and opal that’s inlaid within the pin. It reminds me of my significant other who often takes me when he goes pheasant hunting. He said that in his pueblo (Ohkay Owingeh) they use the feathers for traditional ceremonies. This is unique because in my pueblo we don’t use pheasant feathers. —Gailene Morgan (Tesuque Pueblo, Sac and Fox Nation of the Mississippi in Iowa) Hands-On Student Curator, 2018.

RTC No: NA1314

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