'1001 Nights' Art Fan
Favorite tales of mine, Scheherazade is a major female character and the storyteller in the Middle Eastern literature One Thousand and One Nights. Terribly dark really, having to keep telling a gripping tale for 1001 nights in order to prevent you (and your sisters) heads from being chopped off by the sultan! But She made it through with some wonderful tales :) If you'd like to read more?
I painted her with a glittery bright red base and a blade design in gold running up through the staves onto the leaf which is edged in a gleaming gold. The staves themselves are ringed in crimson and gold and finished with metallic gold patterning. The front guard is two tones of gold one dark and hammered the other glittery and lush. I've put this fan with a sumptuous red and gold tassel that I brought with me from India and that has a 'diamond' set into it just to add even more bling! The back is a simpler rendition of the front. I would suggest a gold or red pouch with this fan?
This is a fan is most surely for THAT night, THAT place and THAT time when you have to be telling your best stories huh?
I can include a card with a personal message upon request. Your fan will always be elegantly gift wrapped and boxed too at no extra charge. You're No 1 Hand Fan is sent priority shipping, world wide. It will be tracked and require a signature. Please see shipping information for estimated delivery times and costs.
The painting is made directly onto a blank fan which is made of Fabric and plastic. Then they are lacquered for further protection. I have used this particular fan for its lovely sturdy feel it's durability and high use potential as well as having the closest surface texture to canvas for my paintings.
When receiving a fan please open it gently upon arrival and leave open for a wee while to rid any lingering process smells and to generally let the fan breath. Clean with a damp cloth and avoid rough handling, leaving in high temperatures and exposing to water....treat it as a usable art object and it will last you well.
If you are looking for a way to display your fan when not in use? For a rustic look you can find small easels at craft stores that you can paint to match your fan as I have done for many of my photographs.
Some clients display their fans in deep frames, either open, for easy access or closed keeping the fan as an art object.A super easy way to show your fan on a wall is to put up two wall protrusions, make sure they are soft finish or padded (not bare nails or screws) and rest bottom of the leaf of the fan on the points, so the fan spans open.
Place the points about 5 inches / 12.6cms apart. Many of my images show fans displayed like this too.Or you can find generic hand fan stands here:
Anything else I can help you with, get in touch
Basic Fan Measurements, some fans may vary a little.
Open : H 9" 23 cms W 17" 43 cms D 1" 2.5 cms
Folded : H 9" 23 cms W 1" 2.5cms D 1" 2.5 cms
All the very best,
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Your fan will always be elegantly gift wrapped and boxed at no extra charge. You're No 1 Hand Fan is sent FREE priority shipping, world wide. It will be tracked and require a signature. Please see shipping information for estimated delivery times.
I can also make you a custom order fan like this in any palette you choose. You can specify your particular wishes via the info section.