Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Aché peoples
  • fan, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 66 x 41 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 26 x 16 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5412

The triangular fan has reed-like material for the center ridge and handle. Light natural plant fibers are woven to form a triangular shaped blade with a rounded end. The rounded end is curled irregularly. There is a braided edge on the curled end.

It may be used as a fan to move air or shoo flying insects.