[pah-hoh, -hoo, pah-hoh, -hoo]
- a prayer stick of the Hopi Indians.
Origin of paho
1880–85, Americanism; < Hopi pá·ho
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Specimens h to m are forms of pahos which I can not identify.
Pahos, in the form of flat slats with a notched extension at one end were common, but generally were poorly preserved.
These pahos are made of a prescribed wood, of length determined by tradition, and to them are tied appendages of symbolic meaning.
The length of the ancient Sikyatki pahos, ascribed to the Flute society, follows the same rule.
As at the present day, cottonwood and willow were the favorite prescribed woods for pahos, and some of the best were made of pine.