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paper parasol
  • Ifugao peoples
  • paper parasol, late 1800s–1899
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • bamboo, wood, paper, metal, pigment
  • Object Length/Diameter: 78 x 9.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 30 11/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Captain William R. Van Tuyl
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2797

The parasol has a straight bamboo handle, wooden ribs and paper stretched between. The parasol is undecorated, except for two sets of characters painted in black and a black band near the top.

Too fragile to open for a description of the inside.