Woven Fan

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272211

Description

Woven leaf fan with handle from Hawaii. Traditional weaving techniques were used to create the leaf shaped fan. 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. The word "ALOHA" has been woven into the top edge of the fan with a red-brown plant fiber. Two rows of diamond-shaped openings run parallel across the center of the fan. Fans like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
leaf (plant material)
Fan

Inscription

"80" (written in faint pencil marks on the lower back side of the fan)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 10 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3688

Reference Notes

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