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Fly Whisk

Object Number:P3290B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Coconut Fiber
Length: 43 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Isobel Strong through Anderson Auction Company, 1914
Other Number:561 - Anderson Gallery Number
B35 - Other Number


Of cocoanut fibre plaited near wooden handle, ends long, implaited. Badge of official rank -- orator, or chief.

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