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soplador (fan for fire)
  • Mexico
  • soplador (fan for fire), 1989
  • Where object was made: San Baltasar, Mexico
  • palm leaf fiber, string, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 40 x 21 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5198

The fan is woven from palm leaf fiber. It has a diamond shaped blade. The handle runs from the center of the back to one point, where it is wrapped with a string and the ends are left loose. It is a light natural color. Dark blue string is visible on the front where the handle is held down.