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Fan

Object Number:93-5-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Rarotonga
Cook Islands
Date Made: 1964
Early Date: 1964
Late Date: 1964
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Plant Fiber
Height: 13.2 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Joan Davis, 1993

Description

Large mother of pearl shell (bivalve) carved into round fan shape with handle at bottom. Twelve holes pierced around circumference through which is attached a 2 cm. wide band of woven palm (?) fiber, with a circa 14 cm long fringe. Fringe slightly damaged: some fibers broken off at center.

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