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Hand painted fan

Period:
19th Century
Description:
In the latter part of the nineteenth century larger fans became fashionable.  This painted feather fan is of black feathers and decorated with hand painted birds, butterflies and flowers.  The sticks are of bone and are threaded with ribbon.  Attached to the metal ring is a silk tassel and fixing hoop for attaching to a dress.
Materials/Media:
feather, bone, silk
Dimensions:
L:360mm; W:520mm when fully extended
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.584
Digital Number:
SRAC051a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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