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
  • slate-colored hawk feathers, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 x 13 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5164

The five fan elements are possibly individual pieces, tied together with a plant fiber string. Each element has two clusters of dark grey feathers tied at either end of two sticks.