Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272210

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 and are woven in a classic check design. Narrow leaf strips have been interspersed along the outer edge and the middle sections of the fan creating a subtle pinwheel pattern. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
leaf (plant material)
Fan

Inscription

"468" (written in pencil just above handle on back side of fan)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

15 x 10 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3687

Reference Notes

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