Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with double paper pleated leaf. The leaf front features a hand painted floral design in white, silver and lavender on iridescent paper. Cutouts in the leaf are backed with sheer fabric to give the leaf a translucent quality. Wood sticks and guards have silver and lavender floral motifs on a black painted finish. The overall effect of this fan is one of shimmering beauty.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 8.5"
Leaf height: 4.5"
Open width: 15.5"
Arc (degrees when open): 170
23 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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