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Beautiful Chinese Fan - Purple

This is a beautiful hand painted small hand fan with bamboo and silk.

It's very nicely made and it's measuring about 15 inches wide (when opened) X 8 inches Tall.

When folded it is small enough to fit in a purse, when opened large enough to provide a very nice cooling breeze. Comes with a very nice display stand.

Chinese Fan Art & Fan Culture

In ancient times, Chinese used plant leaves or bird feather as a fan to create a breeze in summer. This was the most primitive form of the fan.

The first real fan was made back in the era of Yao and Shun thousands of years ago. The fan has constituted an important part of Chinese art and culture since then.

Initially, the fan functioned as a tool to generate a current of air in hot weather or to help start a fire.

Now electric fans such as ceiling fans have taken the place. Other functions of the fan remain.

Fans became to catch the attention of ancient Chinese artists unknowingly.

Thereafter, a unique fine art gradually took shape in the history of Chinese fine art. Fan art usually includes Chinese calligraphy, paintings, or poems on the sectors. Special skills are needed to write or paint on them subject to different types of fans and different materials used.

Itís much more difficult than doing the same thing on a piece of smooth paper. One of the most favorite types among calligraphers is the folded fan with paper sectors.

Partly because of its history and partly because of its unique shape, the fan elicits the feeling that is associated with the Orient (ancient and mysterious), when used as indoor decoration or gift item.

Chinese have the tradition of using fans as ornaments. Small as a coin, huge as a door, fans are made in different sizes and different colors to meet the needs of decoration. Other ornaments of Chinese styles, such as the Chinese knot, the green jade, and the Spring Festival picture, are often combined.

The value of fans depends mainly on the materials used, the handicraftsmanship, the type of art used on them, and the length of time spent.

Feather, paper, jade, bamboo and silk have all been used as ideal materials to make fans. Ancient Chinese even made iron fans to serve as deadly weapons in Chinese martial arts.

Fans made by renowned craftsmen are often characterized by exquisite designs and subtle handiwork, thus become favorites of collectors. Fans with masterpiece fine art like calligraphy or paintings are even more valuable.

Instructions for installing Fan on Display Stand:

1. Open Fan fully extended.

2. Push the bottom of the fan onto the knife center bar of the stand.

3. You will notice the center of the bar is thinner than the sides so you can easily slip the knife edge between two of the slats of the fan bottom.

3. Open the fan fully so it looks balanced and you're done! The fan will stay upright displayed open just like in the photo.

All of our asian decor are hand crafted and finished by Chinese and Asian artists. Each item is unique, no two will be exactly alike. Therefore you will not find another item exactly like yours in somebody else's collection.

When you receive your item it will be slightly different than the item in the photograph in the catalog.

Chinese Fan - Purple AR-0056Retail price: $19.95Our price: $16.97

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Most of our asian decor are hand crafted and finished by Chinese and Asian artists.
Each item is unique, no two will be exactly alike. Therefore you will not find another item exactly like yours in somebody else's collection. When you receive your item it will be slightly different than the item in the photograph in the catalog.

This is due to individual styles from one artist to the next, or differences in pigments used from one day to the next in the shop that made the item.

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