Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fan Museum Greenwich

...and I don't mean electric fans!!! In Greenwich there is a wonderful museum of Fans. The history of them was extremely interesting. The are not so easy to make as we used to as children with just the folding of paper.
A visiting French artist exhibited his fans which were exquisite. I watched his DVD and was surprised at his way of making them and his use of textiles. The red fan on the bottom shelf was made up of safety pins.

This fan was hand painted from 1815.
Displayed were fans through the ages and I loved the Mother of Pearl fans.
These fans were a work of art.

2 comments:

  1. I love Greenwich, but I didn't know about the museum. It looks fascinating

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