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unknown Ugandan
Primary



Fly Whisk

1965-1999
Straw

15 in. x 4 in. (38.1 cm x 10.16 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.8
Geography: Africa, Uganda, Toro
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Household Accessories
Culture/Nationality: Toro, Ugandan, East African, African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • fly whisks - Implements carried to brush away flies; in a ceremonial context, especially in Africa, also serving as a symbol of high position or authority; usually made of flexible fibers mounted on a handle. For instruments used to kill insects, usually consisting of a flat piece of perforated material or wire mesh attached to a handle, use "fly swatters."
  • Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 20, 40. Figure Number: A5

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 20, 40. Figure Number: A5

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/146086 |title=Fly Whisk |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/19/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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