Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Black ostrich feather brise fan. Wood sticks and guards are painted and varnished black. The sticks and guards are joined by a connecting black silk ribbon. A mother of pearl button covers the rivet, and a black silk ribbon is attached to the loop.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 9"
Feather height: 7" to 8.5"
Open width: 22"
Arc (degrees when open): 160
16 sticks / 2 guards
Total length (including frame and feathers): 13"

Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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