Fan Item Number: Cb87 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Fan with a round shapefan with fur attached, bound with stitched leather. The handle is bound in multi-coloured leather and attached by insertion into a sheath composed of a length of leather stitched to the main body of the fan. The sheath is overlaid with fur-bearing hide cut into triangular tooth-shaped edges. A loop of braided leather is attached by knots to the end of the handle. The fur on the sheath is white and on the fan, white and brown.

History Of Use

Used on ceremonial occasions to cool the king (oba).

Cultural Context