Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272159

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii, with the words "Miss Harris" written across the top of one side. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the spreading zigzag pattern. The edges of the fan are bound with a dark brown leaf and a thin, flat checkerboard patterned woven strip of black and natural colored fibers. The handle is tightly wrapped in a twisted thread made of natural fiber. The is fan probably an early and fine example of a souvenir made for the tourist trade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
leaf (plant material)
Fan

Inscription

"Miss Harris" (Printed in large letters in black ink across face of one side)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

17 1/4 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3679

Reference Notes

Vol. II, No. 1 of the Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum; google books