antique hand embroidered wedding flag fan Swat - tall Pakistan
Handle: wood, turned,
sheet: straw mesh; cotton fabric; silk embroidery; metal plate trimming
Dimensions: L. approx. 43 cm W. approx. 28 cm
A fan is a roughly leaf-shaped object that causes a draft by waving it back and forth. When it is hot, the draft cools the face through evaporation.
A very unusual fan, the stem of which has a solid flag as the leaf. This flag consists of a kind of straw mesh, which was completely sewn with black-colored fabric and frames made of wool fringes and glass beads. The special thing about the sheet is the fine silk embroidery on both sides. The turned and painted handle is slightly worn in some places.