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Fan made of vegetable fibres. Triangular fan, made from fine plant (coconut?) fronds, secured together horizontally with fine vegetable fibre strips. Three, curving horizontal bands are formed with dyed orange and red fibre, threaded across fan's surface, on both sides. Fine loops of twisted fibre, dyed pink, yellow and blue decorate the upper edge (some missing). Handle plaited with strips of orange and undyed vegetable fibre in checker pattern.
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Length: 29 centimetres
Width: 26 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The donor Mrs Ham has proposed that this fan is from Kiribati or Tuvalu but this is not confirmed.
See the object file in AOA for a letter and report written in 1967 by Mrs Mabs Sutton whose husband Mr A. B. Sutton worked for the Colonial Service, Overseas Development.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected by the donor's parents, A.B. & Mabs Sutton, while working in Betio, Kiribati, during the 1960s.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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