Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272191

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Traditional Hawaiian weaving techniques were used to create the checked pattern. 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 along the top. The word "ALOHA" has been woven into the left side of the fan with a red-brown plant fiber. 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

Dimensions

17 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3681

Reference Notes

Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. 1. Google Books