Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • fan, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China
  • palm leaf fiber, plastic?, string, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Height/Width: 35.5 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3318

The heart shaped fan of light natural colored palm leaf fiber has a handle that attaches at the cleft in the heart-shaped blade. The handle is wrapped with pink plastic-like material. There are two light natural colored crosses on the pink portion. There is a pink tube on the base of the fan, next to the handle. There is a string loop at the end of the handle.