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Fashion Accessories439 of 1116VINTAGE 3D CANADA Belt Buckle by Siski Buckle CompanyOld mirror - Victorian?
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Posted 2 years ago

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foxstar30
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One was given to me as a gift, the other I purchased. I can not find any information on them. Does anyone have any information to share or where I could look to find it? Thank you very much,

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years 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!

  2. foxstar30, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for the information. At least now I can
    Do further research with some place to start. How exciting to
    Find information - thank you for your kindness and knowledge.

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