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  • Ceylon/Sri Lanka
  • fan, late 1800s–1949
  • Where object was made: Colombo, Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka)
  • plant fiber, bamboo, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 38 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 15/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3346

The fan has a circular blade and straight handle. The blade has a light natural field, with concentric stripes of purple and green. The bamboo handle is covered with woven fibers in light natural, purple and green.