Fan, Cook Islands ; pre 1925; 76/47/18


Te Manawa


Fan, Cook Islands

About this object

This fan a three-quarter circle in shape, made out of tightly plaited, very fine strips of natural coloured palm frond. There is a semicircular band around the centre in red and black dyed palm frond, worked with a pattern of diamonds and triangles. The outer edge of the fan has what is likely to be white chicken feathers attached to it. The handle is covered with black dyed and natural palm frond plaiting.

Date Made

pre 1925

Place Made

Cook Islands

Place Notes

Group of 15 small islands in the South Pacific, the most populated being Rarotonga.

Medium and Materials

Palm leaf, palm frond,chicken feathers


280 mm long , 180 mm wide

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Mr J Brydon Speedy.

Object Type

Fan/Personal Gear/Personal Artefacts/Nomenclature

Object number



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