Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • fan, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • plant fiber, wood, iron, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6891

The handheld fan has a teardrop shaped blade and a straight wooden handle. The blade is a light natural color with two thin concentric purple rings. The handle has light green on the front and back and is wrapped with a strand of light natural colored plant fiber. The blade is held in place with nails.