Woman's court fan (Akomé ogi) (reproduction)
Object Place: Japan
36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Brisé-type fan with 40 painted wood sticks, white connecting cord. Obverse: design of phoenix and clouds with plum blossoms on white background, gold dusting. Reverse: branches with flowers and leaves, clouds on white background, gold dusting. Green, yellow, orange, white and purple tassels depend from brass fixtures at heads of guards; upper part knitted in Niwa musubi or Awabi musubi style. Plain wood box.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.