Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

GUSN

GUSN-222763

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

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
wood (plant material)
paint (coating)
cotton (textile)
Fan

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 9/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2664