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Fan

Description

Chinese paper fan with wood handle. The ribs are created from wood and the fan part is two pieces of paper. The paper has been painted with houses, rocks, mountains for a background, and grass. All the people have had their clothing stitched and then put onto the fan, and their faces have been painted first and then put on. Each face is turned to look at a particular couple on the left side. The carvings on the outer two ribs have trees, and a house, and a couple of men.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Fan
fans (costume accessories)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
2 9/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2664
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222763

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