Marshall Islands  fan

Marshall Islands fan

Drel or Ral
Marshallese people, Marshall Islands
Pandanus leaves, black hibiscus fibre
42x27cm (16.5x10.5in)
19th century
inv # 792

A very old fan in almost perfect condition, one small section of weaving less than 2cm with damage and general loss of the royal red fabric that previously wound along the perimeter. Otherwise demonstrating a skill for three dimensional weaving giving the fan wonderful pattern and character.
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