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Fan, Cook Islands ; ; pre 1925; 76/47/18

Fan, Cook Islands
; pre 1925; 76/47/18
Fan, Cook Islands

About this object
This fan a three-quarter circle in shape, made out of tightly plaited, very fine strips of natural coloured palm frond. There is a semicircular band around the centre in red and black dyed palm frond, worked with a pattern of diamonds and triangles. The outer edge of the fan has what is likely to be white chicken feathers attached to it. The handle is covered with black dyed and natural palm frond plaiting.

Date Made
pre 1925
Place Made
Cook Islands
Place Notes
Group of 15 small islands in the South Pacific, the most populated being Rarotonga.
Medium and Materials
Palm leaf, palm frond,chicken feathers

280 mm long , 180 mm wide

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Donated by Mr J Brydon Speedy.

Object number


chicken feathers
Cook Islands
Mr J Brydon Speedy
Palm frond
Palm leaves

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