Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with single pleated leaf. Fabric (silk?) leaf features a landscape and floral sprays in delicate pastel shades with fine glitter accents. Inner and outer edges of the leaf have decorative gold banding. Bamboo sticks and guards are stamped with gold abstract geometric and swirl designs. Metal loop at rivet. This fan was probably manufactured as a souvenir of Japan for the Western market.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 5.5"
Leaf height: 3"
Open width: 9.75"
Arc (degrees when open): 155
28 sticks / 2 guards

Place of Origin:
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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