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Feather fan

Description:
Screen-type of fan made of white feathers and down.  It is decorated with coloured feathers of green and white that are fashioned into flowers.  Also in the decoration are beetles, which were commonly used during the Victorian era.
Materials/Media:
feathers, bone, insects (beetles)
Dimensions:
L:370mm; W:260mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.582/1964.94b
Digital Number:
SRAC052n
Creation Date:
1870s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council