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  • Yemen
  • fan, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Aden, Yemen or Gulf of Aden
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 43 x 19 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 7/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0309

This is a square fan of woven plant fiber on a wooden handle. It has a faded blue and green "X" on the fan blade and a blue diamond. Blue or green fibers attach the blade to the handle, and there are small natural-colored checkerboard diamonds on the wrapped portion of the handle.