Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hababa (fan)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • hababa (fan), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 22 cm
    Object Diameter: 8 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0291

This fan was woven to create a ridged spiral. It has dyed green fibers whipstitched around the edge.

It was intended to fan a fire or charcoal.