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ID number:  BIRRC-D0467(1-2)
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Two square fans
Object type:  Fan
Place made:  N. Nigeria
Culture:  Hausa
Materials:  Palm leaf strips
Measurements:  (1) 66 x 25 cm (2) 79 x 25 cm
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These two Hausa fans have been decorated and produced as follows;
(1) Decorative bands are overlaid with a diagonal check pattern in black, maroon, green, tan and natural palm-leaf strips. It is held by a split palm-leaf stem handle.
(2) Natural palm-leaf strips with a single diagonal decorative band in green, crimson, black and brown. It is held by a split palm-leaf stem handle.

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