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  • Other titles
    Fan (English)
  • Description
    Iliili. Fan. This is a handwoven fan. A handle of kieto (ebony wood) has been hafted into a length. It is a blend of dark brown and light brown tones. The end of the handle shows some slight nicks. Kieto is a rare wood material in Niue. Half of the handle has been encased and woven over as part of the blade of the iliili. The blade has been constructed from a framework of lau niu (coconut midribs) and woven over with kāniu (the young white leaf od the coconut frond). The woven blade is triangular in shape and flat in form. The sides curve in to form a serrated top corner. The sides also portray two openly woven borders. A width of lau fā (pandanus leaf) in pale yellow has been wrapped around the kieto handle below the blade. A braided length of a musty yellow fibre has been woven through the lau fā portraying an intricate geometric mata pelē (pattern).
  • Other Number
    56268, 2004.120.11
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  • Accession date
    18 November 2004
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Iliili, 2004.120.11, 56268, Photographed by Richard Ng, digital, 14 Jan 2019, Cultural Permissions Apply
Iliili, 2004.120.11, 56268, Photographed by Richard Ng,… … Read more


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