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“Feathers and Downy Feathers (lapana laconapa)”

by Ruth Bunzel

Feathers and Downy Feathers (lapana laconapa)“Feathers and Downy Feathers (lapana laconapa),” Ruth Bunzel (Author) Zuni design drawn by Ruth Bunzel. Use: Inside of bowl. Prayer sticks with downy feathers for the rain. "My husband's prayers were not answered, so I make this prayer, like planting prayer sticks." The names and interpretations of these designs were recorded by Dr. Ruth F. Benedict (1924).