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Fly whisks

Scope note

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."

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000258480

Broader Terms used

<equipment for personal use>

Equivalent Terms used

fly whisk

Created

12yrs ago

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