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Fan

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Object Number:75-28-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ngigme
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Feather
Wood
Leather
Credit Line:Gift of J. S. F. Van Hoogstraten, 1975

Description

Round double faced feather fans, (-1: grey, black, and white feathers; -2: black feathers) Several layers of feathers radiate out from center piece, which is foil sandwiched between round red leather pieces. Holes are cut in the leather to reveal the foil, and the fan is stiched around the center through all thicknesses. Straight wooden handle is covered with leather and has leather loop attached to one end.

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