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elephant hair fly whisk
  • Liberia
  • elephant hair fly whisk, circa 1929
  • Where object was made: Liberia?
  • leopard hide, elephant hair, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 49 x 20.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0233

This is a fly whisk with a handle of leopard fur. The whisk portion is the coarse hair of an elephant tail, which is seated in some medium and covered with leopard hide. There is a loop at the end of the handle made of leopard hide wrapped with string.