As an object which has spanned continents and centuries, there is a wide and specialised vocabulary used to describe the fan.
Here we offer a selection of terms to help you navigate the maze:
– A short overview of Types of Fan
– Descriptions of the Parts of a Folding Fan
– An explanation of Techniques, Materials and Styles
– And for those of you wishing to explore fan books in languages other than English, or surfing the web for information, we have some vocabulary for ‘Fan’ in other languages