Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Natural color ostrich feather brise fan. The sticks, guards and loop are made of imitation tortoiseshell. The braided ring at the end of the cord held the fan closed when it was not in use.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 8.875"
Feather height: 7" to 10"
Open width: 15"
Arc (degrees when open): 70
22 sticks / 2 guards
Total length (including frame and feathers): 15"

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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