Dozens of fans of different shapes from Europe and Asia made up the thematic exposition “Reflections on a Fan” of the Museum of Little Stories of Yekaterinburg, according to the report of the Sverdlovsk regional television.
There is also an exhibit from Turkmenistan. This fan is of an unusual shape. It is usually made from a piece of silk or velvet fabric (as well as leather), loosely surrounding a round stick. By rotating the stick around its axis, you can fan yourself.
The fan - this simple and convenient tool for fanning - was invented in ancient times. Historians suggest that the first fans of palm leaves appeared 9 thousand years ago. At various times, the fan was an attribute of royal power, a luxury item, and in Japan it was even a weapon.
The exhibition “Reflections on a Fan” takes place in the interiors of the 19th century at the Museum of Small Stories in the Herzen Library and will run all summer.