Fan

Samoan
1893


Object Place: American Samoa

Dimensions

70 x 47 cm (27 9/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1976.483

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with cuscus grass mounted on circular bamboo foundation with handle on side. Foundation covered with painted bark paper with green and brown “clouds” in black outlined diamonds on white (inner circle), green and brown “clouds” on white at handle, black cloth over handle. PRobably sold at World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 (cf. 1976.482).

Credit Line

Oldham Collection