fan

Man's fan of brown and beige feathers, ornamented with tufts of down. The slats are of thin bone carved with filigree decoration and connected together at the base by a metal ring. Two tassels composed of metal and glass beads and red and yellow silk threads are suspended from the metal ring by a pink thread loop and a green thread knot.

See Valery M. Garrett 1997 Chinese dress accessories, page 128.

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