Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272193

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the spade shaped fan. The woven leaf strips are all of a similar width. The word "ALOHA" has been woven into the fan with a narrow 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

15 3/4 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3682

Reference Notes

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