Fire Fan


From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Payati
Object Number 65-10-99
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Palm Fronds

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.

Height 26.7 cm
Thickness 0.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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