Lakota Indians Ritual Horn, North America

Frédéric Coridon


CategoryAfrican art, Tribal art
Period20th century
Condition Very good state

Lakota Indians, North America
First half of the 20th century
Buffalo horn, porcupine skin and spiciness and metal
H .: 29cm; L .: 9.5cm
Hollowed out horn adorned with a strip of skin covered with pigmented spicy pork quills. This decoration follows a geometric organization of blue rectangles on a yellow background alternated by red bands. Conical metal pendants punctuate the upper edge.

It was used on the occasion of the Inipi , a sacred ceremony performed in a sweat lodge, the ini tipi . It served as a container for water poured over sacred stones heated for several hours.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

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