Courtier's fan (komori)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1295

Medium or Technique

Paper and wood

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Courtier’s fan (Komori). Painted paper leaf. Reversible design of green bamboo trees, blue clouds, red outline at botton against gold background. Bamboo sticks with indentured guards to give fan partially open appearance; carved motif on guards. Condition: leaf unglued from one guard.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection