Tracing the origins of hand fans is not an easy quest. Pin pointing the first person and the exact date these fans were used is even harder. However, one thing is for sure these hand fans have been around longer than we thought. There is no denying that over the years, beautifully painted or embroidered handheld fans were a must have fashion accessory.
Apart from being a fashion accessory, women use handheld fans in order to fan themselves and keep them cool during the hot summer months. These can also be used to cover one’s face, which is a typical gesture during the early years of the 20th century.
These fans are not just filled with beautiful embroidery but it can also be made from ivory and filled with precious gems. Therefore, these handheld fans can also be used as decorative pieces in your home. Nevertheless, how can you display these fans in such a way that it will reveal its true beauty? Here are some tips.
If you have the larger version of these hand fans then these are meant to be displayed. However, how can you display such piece without overwhelming the rest of the decoration? The answer is simple, find a wide and bare wall. This can be the wall behind the couch, the wall in the dining room or the wall above the fireplace. When hanging this item on these walls make sure that nothing else is hung on the wall in order to keep focus o the fan.
If ever you have decorative handheld fans instead of those big ones, do not worry because you can still display these on the wall by grouping them. However, you must make sure that you separate each item from one another equally. For you to know which fan complements the other, lay the items on the floor and match each item until you find the one the complements it.
Aside from these do not forget to consider the height when hang these items on the wall. Remember, that it should be within the viewer’s eye level.