The Big Folding Clack Fan

Updated: Jul 20

House Of Fans is Australia biggest online shop for big folding hand fans. Our range of BIG folding hand fans includes rave fans, music festival fans, circuit party fans, drag queen fan and much more. UV Glow fans or solid colour we have it all, choose your style and clack your fan like a pro.


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Each folding fan is decorated with artwork that will make them unique for any occasion,

To use a new folding fan, open and close it carefully until its folds are properly established. Hold your folding fan with one hand and enjoy it with a gentle fanning motion.Hand fan can be round, oblong, hexagonal, heart-shaped, sunflower-shaped on any one of a vast number of other shapes.


Today in the party scene a folding fan is a statement. Circuit parties, rave, music festival, gay parties, drag queen you name it. A big folding fan is a must have accessory.


Folding fan as an articles of tribute were introduced into China by Japanese monks in the Northern Song Dynasty. Thanks to growing favor towards the painting among imperial families, folding fans later became objects of art of distinctive features when painters and calligraphers began to decorate them with their works, whereas, round fans, though still in use in the Ming and Qing dynasties and afterwards, where then far less popular than folding ones. Big Folding Fan made in reign of Emperor Xuande and the picture Angling in a Boat under Waterside Trees by Xie Jin are only fan-covers now existent, and the earliest and rarest of all works of the kind handed down to the present.


Folding fans comprise the spread and the frame. Those for men are usually around 12 inches long and those for women about 8 inches long. They can be grouped according to the number of ribs they have; 12, 14 or 16 are all common number of ribs.


Japanese hand fans, especially the folding fans, are easily cherished as an Asian masterpiece, a work of art, and gift for all occasions as not only do they represent the first folding fans ever made in history, they also flaunt exquisite craftsmanship and stylish versatility.


While coming in different types, Japanese fans are, basically, a collective effort of Japanese hand fan artisans, who carefully select the materials for their ribs and craft them into hand fan frames, and hand fan artists, who create the beautiful designs on their leaf or front.


Folding fan usually made from bamboo, wood, or sandalwood to make for the hand fans' ribs. More common is the bamboo which is picked usually according to their age and pliability for easy carving and craftsmanship. Bamboo is then shaved to reveal the creamy-white color of its wood and it is then cut to the length, thinness, shape, and size of the folding fans' ribs, and then smoothed to prepare them for carving.


Today, carving machines and carved hand fan ribs of different patterns that serve as design templates are available to make the designing and carving of the ribs fast, uniform, and easy.

Each rib is polished to make them both neat and smooth for holding. The bamboo ribs are then smoothed to make them both neat and smooth for holding. If intended to be used without paint, hand fan ribs at this stage are ready to be gathered with a metal rivet and used as frame for the final product.


Each folding fan is decorated with artwork that will make them unique for any occasion,

To use a new folding fan, open and close it carefully until its folds are properly established. Hold your folding fan with one hand and enjoy it with a gentle fanning motion.






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