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woven fan
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • woven fan, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 37.5 x 33 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 13 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.038
Description

Rectangular fan with a short thin handle. The fan is woven in a large plaid pattern with dark purple, blue-green and undyed light tan fibers. One edge has a thin handle wrapped in the same colors of plant fibers. The opposite end has plant fiber fringes, also in the same colors.
Used by spinning it by the handle, not by waving it back and forth.