Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • fan, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 x 29 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5083

The fan has a round woven blade. The ends of the plant fibers are gathered at one end into a handle. It is brown with lighter plant fibers around the perimeter of the blade.