African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk
African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk
African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk
African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk
African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk

African or Egyptian Fly Swish Swat or Whisk

Product code: 691
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Decorative and Useful!
£35.00
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Product information

A vintage or antique fly swish with real animal hair and a carved horn handle.

A very unusual vintage piece of tribal art. This is a fly swish, fly swat or a fly whisk. It is made from animal horn and hair, probably a buffalo or something similar.

The handle is made from two pieces of horn joined with silver metal. One end holds the swish and the other has been carved into a face and neck with a magnificent hat or headdress. Each side of the hat or headdress has been inlaid with silver metal streaks and two pieces of blue stone, possibly turquoise, and a single red stone. The head appears to be African, perhaps Egyptian, and was probably produced as a souvenir piece.

There is a leather strip which passes through the horn handle which allows the piece to hang either from the wrist, storage or as a decorative piece. It appears to be completely natural with no signs of glue, pins or man-made material.

The handle measures approx. 15cm and the swish measures approx. 33cm, making the piece 48cm in total.

A decorative and useful piece.

Technical specifications

Product Code 691