Fan with Norigae

Fan with Norigae

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White, blank foldable fan from late Joseon, 1875-1895. Attached to it is a norigae, with a knot (seonchu), a red bead and a blue tassle.

Most fans from this era were decorated with illustrations or text. Traditional Korean fans are well known all over the world.

Stories

  • Fan-tastic and cool

    story by Bloeme Reijgers, Laurissa Kroos, Lotte Giesbers, Max Schoenmakers

    All over the world people have been using and creating fans in their own way. Our story is about a fan that was made around 1875-1895 with traditional techniques and materials. Throughout Korean history, the folding fan has been used for different purposes other than keeping cool, such as dancing and even fighting. There have been diverse ways of decorating these fans, with various types of symbolism. Furthermore, people used different accessories to attach to their fans. Go and read this fan-tastic story...

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