fan (personal protection)

Fan shaped into a quasi-triangle with rounded edges formed of a frame of two long splints, the space within packed with strands of root held in place by five bands of broad stitching. The whole is edged with a strip of bamboo stitched onto the frame. A handle is formed of a wide strip of bamboo skin, curved back into the frame, where it divides into two and curved outwards to farm a part of the framework.

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