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Fire Fan

Native NamePayati
Object Number:65-10-104
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Palm Fronds
Length: 29.6 cm
Width: 30.7 cm
Thickness: 0.6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Woven palm fronds; twilled plaiting; fronds attached to split rib at top, woven down from there with finished edges ending in point; same as 65-10-99. Used for starting fires; made and used by women.

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