Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Folding fan with single fabric pleated leaf. Black silk leaf front is hand painted with pink and white flowers and a blue bird. The outer edge of the leaf is edged with metallic gold foil. The bamboo sticks are pierced; the plain bamboo guards are painted black. The metal loop at the rivet holds two red tassels on a knotted cord. The back of the front (right) guard is stamped JAPAN.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 6.625"
Leaf height: 3.375"
Open width: 11.5"
Arc (degrees when open): 145
25 sticks / 2 guards

Place of Origin:
20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Johnathan White Ericson
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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