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What is a fly whisk?

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A fly whisk is an tool used to deter or swat flies, performing the same function as a plastic fly swatter. Some fly whisks have wooden handles that are carved to display tribal designs, which may be used as decoration.

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A fly whisk can also be made of horse hair, yak hair or plant fibers and is often used to swat flies while riding on a horse. Fly whisks are mostly used in Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and certain parts of Africa. Some fly whisks feature a wooden handle that is covered for the comfort of the user.

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