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fly whisk
  • Sotho peoples
  • fly whisk, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Lesotho or South Africa
  • iron wire, eland tail hair
  • Object Length/Width: 53 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0315

This fly whisk, with a handle of coiled iron wire, is coiled around something else to provide shape to the handle. It has a loop at the end. The whisk portion is made of eland tail hair.