fan (personal protection)

Pandanus fan with cylindrical handle, and triangular shaped blade with curved edge. They outer edge of the blade is fringed with dyed chicken feathers in white, pink, blue and russet and a pattern of trapezia and triangles is woven into the blade in russet and blue fibres.

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