Fan

About this object

History of use

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

Cultural context

ceremonial

Physical description

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.