FEATHER FANS & FLAG FANS
During the Sixteenth Century, the personal fan became an indispensable part of the costume of the high-born ladies and reflected the costliness of dress popular during this period. Fans became works of art using a wide variety of materials for construction and adornment. Peacock and ostrich feathers were popular for tuft fans while brocaded fabric and straw were used for flag fans (popular in Italy). Fans were adorned with mirrors, gold, silver, pearls and various precious and semi-precious stones.
Our current supply of Renaissance Fans can be found in our Etsy Shop!
An elegant two-sided HAND-MADE fan with 20 peacock feathers carefully arranged with 10 feathers on each side so that it looks the same either viewed from the front or the back. The wooden handle is painted with gold enamel. Measures approximately 18" including the handle.
Measures approximately 18" from top of feathers to the bottom of the handle
Medium sized HAND-MADE fans of peacock feathers or ostrich feathers with a fleur de Lis on a round disc. It has a gold enameled wooden handle.
Measures from 12" - 16" including the handle
The HAND-MADE cane flag fan has black and gold trim with a black painted wooden handle.
The HAND-MADE brocade flag fans are available in cream with a gold handle and black with a black handle.
Approx. 20" including handle
(Beaded or Pearled Brocade Flag Fans may be custom ordered)