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Fan

Museum number:
9-11593
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090011593
Accession number:
Acc.2697
Object count:
1
Description:
Fire fan; plaited cane splints; rectangular; reinforced with bamboo section for handle. Height 33.7 cm, width 26.5 cm.
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Benares
Culture or time period:
Indian
Collector:
Richard Lerner
Collection date:
1968-1970
Materials:
Bamboo (material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1970
Context of use:
for fanning fire
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 26.5 centimeters and height 33.7 centimeters
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