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