This is a common souvenir purchased by visitors to Tonga. However, fans are common to Pacific life. Using an intricate weave, women would use pandanus, coconut and palm leaves, which are hand cut and sun-bleached. Natural vegetal dyes would provide additional colour. The addition of bark cloth to the palm weave makes this an interesting item.
|Full Name||hand fan|
|Material||vegetable fibre; bark; vegetable fibre|
|Collection class||Clothing and accessories|
|Production year high||1975|
|Function name||personal object|