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Posted 1 year ago

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foxstar30
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Can anyone give me any information on either of these fans?

Similar Handles not sure material used to make them
Thank you in advance for any help.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    They are beautiful. I have never seen these before. I will follow. The thread to see what people know. Thanks for sharing them.
  2. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    It is hard to tell the material from photos. Are they cane or bamboo with silk?I collect vintage fans.I have not seen these before.Truly beautiful
    Cheers
    Rose
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    The figure on the fan on the left looks Indonesian to me. It is reminiscent of the famous Wayang Kulit puppets. The figure is Rama, the central image in the Hindu epic Ramayana

    Screen fan with wayang shadow puppet
    Indonesia, Bali, 19th or 20th century
    Buffalo hide, pierced, painted, and gilt; carved buffalo horn handle.
    It seems that they are quite distinct from Chinese and Japanese fans ..... They are leaf shaped, made of buffalo hide painted in gold, and sport a dancing figure or figures.
    http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/fans/oriental.html
    Exquisite both of them!
  4. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    I could not see a figure at all from my ipad.Now I see enlarged version I can make out the figures in both-seems that you are right vetraio good supersleuth work!

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