Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fan or flyswatter
  • unknown Urarina maker
  • fan or flyswatter, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 24.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 9 5/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5084

The hand held fan has a round woven blade. The loose ends of the fibers are gathered together into a handle bundled with dark green yarn.