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Folding fan

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Folding fan with design of brown and blue batiked (resist-dyed) cotton leaf. Double headed bird center, two birds to sides decorative border. Dark water buffalo horn sticks. Stylized silver ring.

Provenance

Purchased at New York World's Fair, 1964. Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese) for export, about 1964

Object Place

Java, Indonesia (for export)

Dimensions

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.451

Medium or Technique

Cotton, buffalo horn; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes