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Getting back to crafty

It's been a while, so after a few math sheets, some reading time, and a variety of errands, we decided to visit our craft supplies again. Calvin had a particular project in mind, one that he'd seen in a library book on the Aztecs (and you see us making our way through the classical American civilizations). With cardboard, construction paper, fake feathers, floss, one bamboo pole, scissors, tape (of various types), and glue (of various types), we constructed a fan thingy. Strangely the book does not go into any detail about what the fan thingy was for, it just suggested that we make one and Calvin thought that was a good idea. Since this was our first meeting with the Aztecs I'm hoping some of the other books we haven't yet read will tell us more.

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Reader Comments (2)

Please share what they used them for when you come across it. :) It is beautiful.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelita
After further reading our best guess is that they actually used the fans for fanning, but they were also a symbol of wealth and status because only the upper echelon would have had them.
February 21, 2012 | Registered Commentercortneyandjon

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