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Woven Fan

2006.44.3682 (RS173024)

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the spade shaped fan. The woven leaf strips are all of a similar width. The word "ALOHA" has been woven into the fan with a narrow red-brown plant fiber. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
leaf (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Fan
fans (costume accessories)
leaf (plant material)
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3682
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272193
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. 1 on google books

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