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fly whisk
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • fly whisk, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plastic
  • Object Length/Width: 51.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0224

Fly whisk made from lengths of colorless and red thin plastic tubes that have been folded in half and wrapped in blue plastic tubing. The blue tubing creates a handle. Colorless plastic tubing has also been wound around the curve at the tip of the handle.