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Fans HC42/1-11


Eleven fans featuring designs from the Pacific, Asia and Spain. Folding, woven and painted.

A handheld fan waved in front of a person will have a cooling effect by increasing the airflow over the skin. Fan’s can be found in ancient history. Fans were a fashion accessory and status symbol in many countries including China and Spain.

date: 20th Century

maximum dimension: 370mm

subject area: The Arts, Science, Social Science, Technology, English & Languages

subject themes: Costume, Fashion, Craft, Culture, History, Invention

handling collection number: HC42/1-11

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