Chinese Fans: More than Keeping Cooling

The first real fan in China was made back in the era of Yao and Shun thousands of years ago. The fan has constituted an important part of Chinese art and culture since then.

Paper is the common material to use on the cover of the folding fan, sometimes people use silk and yarn. The cover consists of both color and white one; with the golden cover being the daintiest, complicated and the most popular kind.

Sandalwood fan is evolved from folding fan. Sandalwood belongs to small arbor and originates from some place of India, Australia, also Taiwan. Actually, it's extremely aromatic; and the aroma will spread every corner of your place. It is it is very popular among women because of its small and exquisite body as well as magnificent decoration.

Fans became to catch the attention of ancient Chinese artists unknowingly. Thereafter, a unique fine art gradually took shape in the history of Chinese fine art. Fan art usually includes Chinese calligraphy, paintings, or poems on the sectors. Special skills are needed to write or paint on them subject to different types of fans and different materials used. It’s much more difficult than doing the same thing on a piece of smooth paper.

Partly because of its history and partly because of its unique shape, the fan give people the feeling that it is associated with the Orient (ancient and mysterious), and is usually used as indoor decoration or gift item. Chinese have the tradition of using fans as ornaments. Small as a coin, huge as a door, fans are made in different sizes and different colors to meet the needs of decoration. Other ornaments of Chinese styles, such as the Chinese knot, the green jade, and the Spring Festival picture, are often combined.