Palm-Fiber Fans From the Amazon Basin
Item #120

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People along the Amazon River use these fans to heat up cooking fires, then as the evening wears on, to keep mosquitoes at bay. I bartered for these fans with the Urarina people along the Rio Chambira in Peru. These fans are about 12-15 inches across and are probably made from the catirina palm.

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