Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272156

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle, from Hawaii. Strips of various widths are woven in a check design, diamond-shaped holes run horizontally across the center of the fan. The word "ALOHA" appears across the top of the fan and is made of narrow strips of a reddish-brown material that has been inserted into the woven base. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the fan. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
leaf (plant material)
Fan

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

14 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3678

Reference Notes

on google books