Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Warao maker
  • fan, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • plant fiber, yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 55 x 31 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 5/8 x 12 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6882

The rectangular fan has a wooden support on one long edge. It has a two-tone brown herringbone weave. The wooden support is held together with black yarn wrapped in three places.

It was intended to fan a fire.