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"Man's Fan" Vintage Folding Fan

"Man's Fan" Vintage Folding Fan


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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is a vintage Japanese folding fan (sensu in Japanese). See videos below on how the paper version of these fans are made - it's quite an elaborate and precise process.

We think this fan might have been designed for a man due to the longer wooden spokes (resulting in a more narrow paper band), and the more masculine feel of the painted design. 

Light brushstrokes created six arching bands of color - dark olive at the tip, followed by three darkening bands of tan, a band of gray and brown, and finally the widest band of blue and dark olive. 

Note the shape of the fan from the side - and that the edges of the bordering spokes have been lacquered in a dark brown.

Length: 9" (closed)
Width: 15" open
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Paper
Technique: Painted
Colors: Green, Tan, Blue
Motifs: Bands, Abstract


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