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plastic flywhisk
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • plastic flywhisk, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plastic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 55.2 x 5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.029

Flywhisk made from long, flexible tubes of plastic in different colors. The main body of the flywhisk is made from a bundle of white and pink tubes folded in half to create a loop at the bottom and then loose tubes at the end. The loop at the handle is wrapped in purple and white tubes and then above the loop at the base the whisk is wrapped in black tubes. In the middle of the shaft there is another wrapping of light blue tubes that is very loose.