Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Peru
  • fan, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 x 16 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5196

The fan has a long handle and a solid "U" shaped blade. The handle is made from strips of plant fiber tied in a bundle. The blade is woven, and there is a diamond outline in purple and some purple fibers in handle.