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fly whisk
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • 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
Description
Exhibitions

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.