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Fire Fan

Native NamePayati
Object Number:65-10-99
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Palm Fronds
Height: 26.7 cm
Thickness: 0.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Palm; woven fronds; twilled plaiting; fronds attached to split rid at top, woven from there down with finished edges ending in point; shape of fan. (Drawing).

Used in starting fires, made and used by women.

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