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Author Swan, Daniel C.

Title Peyote religious art : symbols of faith and belief / Daniel C. Swan
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [1999]


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Description xii, 116 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Series Folk art and artists series
Folk art and artists series.
Contents 1. The Peyote Religion and the Native American Church -- 2. Peyote Ceremonies and Ritual Instruments -- 3. Peyote Attire and Accessories -- 4. Peyote Painting Traditions -- 5. Peyote Artists and Religious Inspiration
Summary An examination of the vibrant traditional and folk arts inspired with the sacramental use of peyote by members of the Native American Church. Works by self-taught and informally trained artists make up the diverse traditional and folk arts associated with the peyote religion. Peyote art displays an amazing range of genres, including carving, beadwork, featherwork, metalsmithing, and painting. The ritual objects and religious setting of the peyote religion provide core elements for the rich symbolism associated with the art of the Native American Church. Featuring previously unpublished first-person narratives by practitioners of the religion and by artists, this book is the first to give a comprehensive examination of the art of peyote religion and the church. It is enhanced by photographs of art objects from museum collections, of works by contemporary artists, and of materials from private family collections
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-112) and index
Subject Native American Church of North America.
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience in art.
Indian art -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Symbolism in art -- North America.
LC no. 98037426
ISBN 1578060966 (cloth : alk. paper)