Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fly whisk
  • South Africa
  • fly whisk, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • hide
  • Object Length: 68 cm
    Object Length: 26 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0235

This is a fly whisk with a long tassel of dark hair at the end indicating it was probably the tail of an animal. The handle is made of twisted hide with dark and light spotted fur.