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Heart-shaped fan. Cuscus grass leaf with red cotton at rivet center, bound with bands of grass covered with white, green and red paper; black cotton wound around grass binding and metal spiral with red paper covered grass bound to metal at outer edge. Bamboo handle covered with spiraling red,...

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Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Indian, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

18.5 x 37 cm (7 5/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.467

Medium or Technique

Cuscus grass, cotton plain-weave, metal; handle of bamboo

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes