Hand fan. A gift from a participant in the World Congress of Mothers in Lausanne

Japan , August, 1955
МЗСБ КП 5505
19,7 х 28,2 х 2,3 cm
paper, bamboo, cord, handmade, manuscript
Hand fan. A gift from a participant in the World Congress of Mothers in Lausanne who visited Stalingrad in August 1955. The Japanese fan is used not so much to create a cooling airflow but as an element in traditional ceremonies, dances and as a marker of social status.

A folding fan Ogi. The construction includes a screen made of soft paper secured to a number of slats with the two side slats being more solid than the rest; the slats revolve around a pivot at the base. The screen has three stripes: orange, beige and brown. The inscription on the guard made with ink in Japanese reads [translation]: “From the Japanese Delegation, the participants of the World Congress of Mothers in Lausanne in 1955”.

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