It looks like a flag to me.
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What do you please call this kind/type of fan?
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There are very similar fans available on eBay. They say they are hand-woven wicker Bambara fans from Mali.
Although the shape is different, its material looks like Chinese rattan fans', see http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1...t-a-font-b.jpg
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