Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woven fan
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • woven fan, 1982
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plastic, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 x 26.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 10 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0222

Fan is made of plastic wire woven in a diamond pattern in a rectangular shape. The plastic wire is black, white, green, red, orange, blue and yellow. There is a fringe of plastic wire along the edge opposite the handle. The handle is a wood stick wrapped in plastic wire. The base fo the handle is dyed purple.