Suzhou Fan

Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-5

Suzhou Fan is the general term for Suzhou folding fan, sandalwood fan, silk palace fan, paper fan. Suzhou Fan is well known for its long history and refining craft ship. The folding fan got its name for folding is keeping, and is also called scattering fan for scattering it while opening to use. The frame is mainly made of bamboo slats with fan surface made from rice paper. Suzhou fans were produced first at Southern Song (1127-1279) and flourished in Yuan and Ming Dynasties when many masters appeared. Levigation bone jade folding fan attracted many experts to write poems and draw pictures and carve on it when came out, then formed the fine and elegant style. The “Old Fan face”, well-known for its fine, strong, even and endurable quality, is the best among the Suzhou fans. With the paintings and calligraphy, this fan can be appreciated as well as cool people. The area of Peach blossom Shipyard of Changmen has been the centralized place for Suzhou fan ever since.

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