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Feather fan (2)

Description:
Protected in its own made-to-measure case this fan is remarkably fresh.  The body of the fan is made from white feathers and down.  It is decorated with coloured feathers of green and white shaped into leaves; orange feathers are fashioned into flower buds.  Coloured beetles have been added for further embellishment.
Materials/Media:
feathers, bone, silk, beetles
Dimensions:
case: L:400mm; W:270mm. fan: L:350mm; W:250mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.582/1964.94c
Digital Number:
SRAC054a, SRAC054b
Creation Date:
1870s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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