Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Philippines
  • fan, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Manila or Baguio, Philippines
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 41 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/8 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3352

The circular fan has a broken handle. The blade is mostly circular, but there is an overlap where the handle inserts between two layers, leaving a raised flap on either side. There is a light natural circle, with light purple fibers woven through, sitting inside a darker purple crescent shape. The bottom edge and sides of the fan are medium purple. The handle is wrapped with natural brown fibers and there is a loop at the end.