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  • Philippines
  • fan, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Manila or Baguio, Philippines
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 42 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/2 x 10 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3353

The circular fan has a straight 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 dark purple circle, with medium purple fibers woven through, sitting inside a light natural crescent shape with medium purple fibers as well. The bottom edge and sides of the fan are medium purple. The handle is doubled and wrapped with natural colored fibers, but there is a medium purple band near the point of attachment.