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扇子shàn zi - Chinese Fan

Summary:  China is always regarded as the kingdom of fans. The fan, which is made of thin bamboo strips, thin silks, feathers, leaves of sunflowers, and papers, is a traditional Chinese handicraft used for cool ...

China is always regarded as the kingdom of fans. The fan, which is made of thin bamboo strips, thin silks, feathers, leaves of sunflowers, and papers, is a traditional Chinese handicraft used for cooling.Fans enjoy a long history of about 3 to 4 thousand years in China.Fan's remarkable beauty attract people from different countries.

1. 团扇(宫扇)

2. 纸扇 (paper fan)


3. 羽毛扇

The movement of a handheld fan provides cooling by increasing the airflow over the skin, which in turn increases the evaporation rate of sweat droplets on the skin, and increasing heat convection by displacing the warmer air, produced by body heat, that surrounds the skin. This evaporation has a cooling effect due to the 

latent heat of evaporation of water. Fans are convenient to carry around, especially folding fans.

 

 

Next to the folding fans, the rigid hand screen fan, was also a highly decorative and desired object among the higher classes. Its purpose is different since they are more cumbersome to carry around. They were mostly used to shield the lady's face against the glare of the sun or the fire.

 

Which chinese fan is your favorite?

 

Text is from Wikipedia.Pictures is from website.




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