Fire Fan


From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Payati
Object Number 65-10-104
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Palm Fronds

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.

Length 29.6 cm
Width 30.7 cm
Thickness 0.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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