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horse hair fly whisk
  • Africa
  • horse hair fly whisk, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • horse hair, horn, wood, metal, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: approximately 64 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: approximately 25 3/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0234

This is a fly whisk with a long tassel of light horse hair. It is held together with a small band of weaving at the base of the tassel and set into the handle. The handle is alternating segments of dark brown wood and lighter horn separated by silvertone metal rings. There is a loop on the final horn segment with a twill band threaded through and knotted.