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Fly Whisk. From the Austral Islands. Wood, coconut fiber, vegetable fibers, sea shells and five bundles of plant roots. Length of the handle: 11.8 in. Length of the entire piece: 26 in. The widest point: 14 cm/5.5 in. 18th to Early 19th Century. Collection Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, Lille.

Ambassador : Fly Whisk

Polynesian artifacts are present all over the world. They permit a window into our culture from across the seas. Here, we take you on a discovery of an ambassad...