- Museum number
String with cotton bundles containing tobacco and some angelica root (votive offering). Cotton in red, white, black and yellow.
- Production date
- 18 July 2002
Length: 360 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres
Depth: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Used in healing ceremonies for HIV and AIDS patients, as part of cuturally sensitive services offered to Native American patients by the Native American AIDS Project.
Tobacco ties are believed to contain prayers to supernatural forces. They are customarily burned after being used in ceremonies, such as: sweat lodge, sun dance etc. They can also be prepared outside ceremonial and ritual contexts also as prayers.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017-2018 2 Nov-8 Apr, BM Gallery 35, Living with the Gods
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Donated during collecting trip to San Francisco Native American AIDS Project, as part of the Wellcome Gallery Project.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number