Japanese folding fans, also known as sensu, are as beautiful as they are functional. Fashioned out of decorative paper and wood, you can make your own in just a few simple steps. DIY instructions here:  http://www.ehow.com/how_4449525_make-japanese-fans.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage

How to Make Japanese Fans

Japanese folding fans, also known as sensu, are as beautiful as they are functional. Fashioned out of decorative paper and wood, you can make your own in just a few simple steps. DIY instructions here (Sliced Baking Potato)

Chinese circular brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks, white and dark and light blue silk connecting ribbon, c. 1790

Chinese, 1790 - Circular brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks, white and dark and light blue silk connecting ribbon.

1870 DUVELLEROY, Fan, black Chantilly Lace and Carved, Pierced and Gilded Mother-of-Pearl. See the link for superb detailed pictures.

Not a parasol but amazingly beautiful fan. 1870 DUVELLEROY, Fan, black Chantilly Lace and Carved, Pierced and Gilded Mother-of-Pearl. See the link for superb detailed pictures.

(Circa 1875) ~ Carved ivory Brisé fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. White silk connecting ribbon. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine attachment for belt fastened to ring of fan.

(Circa ~ Carved ivory Brisé fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine

Ladies Regency Fans « Jane Austen's World (thanks to Jessie Ratledge)  It is always useful to know the name of things...

Ladies Regency Fans

Ladies Regency Fans « Jane Austen’s World (thanks to Jessie Ratledge) It is always useful to know the name of things…

HOLLYWOOD REGENCY - Exquisite Bridal Feather Fan In Ivory and Candlelight Ostrich, Peacock Feathers and Pearls

Feather Fan In Ivory and Candlelight Ostrich, Peacock Feathers and Pearls

Kirsty Mitchell is a designer>photographer. Her change to photography has given this media a bright star. See all she has done. I can't "pin it", so you must investigate yourself. She makes all the clothes, settings and accessories in her shots!

Queen ~ Kirsty Mitchell is a designer>photographer. Her change to photography has given this media a bright star. I can't "pin it", so you must investigate yourself. She makes all the clothes, settings and accessories in her shots!

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Deluxe Hand Fan Crafts for Less

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How to Make Japanese Fans. could make a few for the ladies at church with hot flashes.

How to Make Japanese Fans

The Language of Fans includes a translation of 19 of the secret meanings of Victorian fan gestures along with 3 gorgeous lace trimmed fans hand screened on fabric.

Set of 3 Victorian Fans

The Language of Fans includes a translation of 19 of the secret meanings of Victorian fan gestures along with 3 gorgeous lace trimmed fans hand screened on fabr

DIY Paper Fans. Cute idea for outdoor weddings and place on each guest seat. It's going to be hot!

DIY Paper Fans, but coffee brown. Cute idea for outdoor weddings and place on each guest seat. It's going to be hot!

Folding fan with blades in the shape of flowers and leaves of lily of the valley  Austria. The end of the 1860s.  Wood, pearl, silk thread, paint, thread. (Belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Alexander III).

Folding fan with blades in the shape of flowers and leaves of lily of the valley Austria. The end of the to Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Alexander III).

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Fan - A Gift Of Love - free for personal use; scale down

A Gift Of Love – Free Printable Victorian Fan

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Fan - A Gift Of Love - free for personal use. Dalton-Smith Thought you would like this.

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