Brown Ostrich Feather and Tortoise Shell Hand Fan

Title

Brown Ostrich Feather and Tortoise Shell Hand Fan

Description

Tortoise-shell and ostrich feathers hand fan. The fan is made of twelve sticks held together through a metal rivet and a tortoise-shell loop. The leaves of the hand fan are naturally-brown ostrich feathers. The feathers are glued directly on the tortoise shell.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1890-1899

Contributor

Gift from Anonymous Donor

Identifier

hcc_fa_2018_P2-2463

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

13.5" long

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. Feathers show no sign of stiffening or fading. The back tortoise shell stick displays extensive cracking but is still in one piece. The loop is in pristine condition.

Textile

Tortoise shell and Ostrich feathers

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “Brown Ostrich Feather and Tortoise Shell Hand Fan,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed February 20, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/578.

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