Fan made of very finely plaited fibre. It is of shallow shovel shape. the handle and lower edges are completely bound with pale fibre and human hair so as to form a series of alternating pale and dark triangles. The lower part of the fan is also inwoven with dark sinnet.
Fan made of plaited fibre. It is shovel shaped having the lower edges bound with pale fibre and human hair. The lower part of the fan itself is also inwoven with the same materials into a design of alternating pale and dark triangles. The handle is bound with a whipping of pale sinnet, and terminates in a butt of pale soft wood.
Fan made of plaited vegetable fibre. It is shovel shaped, the lower part of the fan itself as well as the lower edges are bound with pale fibre and human hair. The handle is bound with a whipping of pale sinnet cord and the butt is capped with a piece of bamboo.
This black Victorian cockade fan dates to the mid 19th century and has charming die-cut leaves. It measures about 8.5 inches long and 8 inches in diameter when fully opened. There is some slight splitting in between the leaves, but the fan is in no immediate danger of tearing. I would recommend keeping it closed, rather than displaying it open to keep it in good condition.