Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • fan, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • plant fiber, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 27.5 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 13/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6892

The small handheld fan has a circular blade made of light natural colored plant fiber, with a wide band of pink fibers. The handle is made of woven plant fiber that is doubled over and attaches at the center of the blade. It is secured with string.