Feather Fan; 1920s; LDFAN2006.56


The Fan Museum


Feather Fan

About this object

Imitation tortoiseshell montures and trimmed ostrich feathers. Such fans were sold all over the Middle East in 'curio' shops; the feathers likely from South Africa. This example is made from dyed salmon feathers with a moulded front guard made to look like ostrich skin.

Date Made



Twentieth Century

Medium and Materials

Imitation tortoiseshell, ostrich feathers, dye

Place Made

South Africa (possibly)


Length: 24.5cm
Leaf depth: 18cm
Span: 38cm


The Fan Museum Trust

Credit Line

The Fan Museum

Object Type

Fan (feather)

Object number


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