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Fan

Museum number:
9-11271
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090011271
Alternate number:
293 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2696
Object count:
1
Description:
Fan; circular; multicolored embroidery and mirror work on yellow cotton ground, white cotton backing, two frills in pink and grey rayon satin around the circumference; stuffing; one loop for hanging; diameter: 36 cm
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Gujarat State, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Gujerat
Culture or time period:
Gujarati people
Collector:
Renaldo "Ronald" Maduro
Collection date:
January 1970
Materials:
Cotton (textile) (thread and cloth), Rayon, and Silk
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
November 11, 1970
Context of use:
field notes refer to this object as a fan, but it looks more like an ornamental pillow. It is effective as a fan only if swung from the loop rather than being held in the hand. Made by Women
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
diameter 36 centimeters
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