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hababa (fan)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • hababa (fan), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Diameter: 20.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 8 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0303

This circular woven fan with a spiralling ridge has a loop of braided plant fiber where the outer coil ends. It is whipstitched on the edge with dark brown plant fiber.

It was intended to fan a fire or charcoal.