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Fan

Museum number:
9-16189a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210916189a@2cb
Alternate number:
H-106 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.3372
Object count:
2
Description:
Flat reed and paper fan with bamboo handle. Native name: Kompira uchiwa. One side has green, purple, orange and natural reeds woven in a pattern and reverse side is covered with paper painted in purple and also has calligraphy. Fan is 35.3 cm by 20.8 cm. Purchased by donor at shrine with 1000 steps.
Donor:
Maurice K. Schiffman
Collection place:
Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku
Verbatim coll. place:
Kotohira, Japan
Culture or time period:
Japanese
Collector:
Maurice K. Schiffman
Collection date:
April 6, 1949
Materials:
Bamboo (material) (bamboo handle), Paper (fiber product), and Reed
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
20.8 centimeters and 35.3 centimeters
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