Painted fans, Guilin
Painted fans are delightfully delicate and colorful. The fans are available in various sizes but all are made with either silk or paper with bamboo as the fan support. The manufacturing process for a painted fan includes dyeing, mounting and painting with lacquer before it is ready for retail. Local painters in Yangshuo particularly enjoy depicting birds, flowers, insects and traditional Chinese girls. These fans are widely available in Yangshuo and Guilin and in many of the boutiques in the village and also at the weekend markets. They range in size from small to large and make very good wall decorations.
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