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Woven Fan

2006.44.3687 (RS173028)

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 and are woven in a classic check design. Narrow leaf strips have been interspersed along the outer edge and the middle sections of the fan creating a subtle pinwheel pattern. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"468" (written in pencil just above handle on back side of fan)
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 x 10 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3687
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272210
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. 1 on Google Books

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