Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272187

Description

Woven coco leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Fan constructed using classic weaving techniques. Large strips of coco leaf are woven and twisted to create a pattern of wider strips at the bottom and then split and twisted into smaller strips at the top. A double row of small openings, created by twists in the leaf, runs horizontally across center section of fan. The top edge of the fan is irregular with four crown-like extensions.

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

21 3/8 x 13 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3680

Reference Notes

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