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fly whisk
Date Made/Found: 1875-1976
Material and Medium: leather, wood, metal, horse hair, beads
Dimensions: Overall: 130 x 50 x 480mm (5 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 18 7/8in.)
Place Object Found: East Africa, Uganda
Accession Number: 1976.765
Fly-whisk made of horse hair possibly used as a mark of authority or part of the traditional regalia. Handle is decorated with beadwork in blue and white triangular shapes with some red beads at both ends. Top of the handle features metal studs around it.
Display Location: In Store
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