Expanding folding fan (ogi)

Japanese for export
Meiji era
about 1875


Object Place: Japan, for export

Dimensions

25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.431

Medium or Technique

Painted paper, polished and etched wood, brass grommet

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan of paper leaf with design on obverse side of ten butterflies on gold background (symbolizing sunlight) and, on reverse side, six white butterflies on silver background (symbolizing moonlight); mounted on light polished wood sticks, butterfly and vegetation etched on upper guards; upper guards and leaf expand to full size; brass rivet and small ring to one side.

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection