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Revolving fan with hatchet-shaped leaf constructed of red felt covered foundation embroidered with gilt-silver wires, steel sequins, beetle wings and peacock tailfeather "eyes"; peacock feathers at edges; handle of dark polished wood.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Indian, 1875–80

Object Place

India

Dimensions

28.5 x 49 cm (11 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.494

Medium or Technique

Peacock feathers, wool felt, applied sequins, applied beetle wings, wire; handle of stained wood

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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