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Woven Fan

2006.44.3688 (RS173032)

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the leaf shaped fan. Wider width leaves were used at the base of the fan and wrap around the handle, narrow width leaves were used to create the scalloped edge. The word "ALOHA" has been woven into the top edge of the fan with a red-brown plant fiber. Two rows of diamond-shaped openings run parallel across the center of the fan. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"80" (written in faint pencil marks on the lower back side of the 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
16 1/2 x 10 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3688
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272211
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. I on Google Books

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