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This wood-carved fly-whisk bears a standing female figure whose narrow, cylindrical, and elongated torso doubles as its handle. Geometric and diamond shaped scarification patterns of leaden inlay, worn smooth due to extended use, decorate the head and body while her right arm extends to reach the top of her head; the left arm is missing. A patterned, red cotton wrap marks the transition zone between the figure's torso and the buffalo hair below. In effect, the buffalo hair visually acts as a grass skirt completing the above figure's body and dress.  
Dondo (Dondo)
Fly whisk
1795 – 1805
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern