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Japanese Tie-Dye Uchiwa Fan

I bought this beautiful fan in Japan while I was living there. An Uchiwa fan is made with paper, a bamboo handle and bamboo frame. This one has handmade paper that has somehow been tie-dyed in indigo. There's white paper at the back. I love the bamboo strips showing just below the paper. Uchiwa fans are popular during the hot, humid summers in Japan. Japanese fans make beautiful decorations and are a great way to keep cool! I did use this fan in Japan, and there's a very tiny tear on one side at the bottom edge where the paper joins the bamboo, but otherwise it's in very good condition. The fan measures 10 1/2" (27cm) and the handle, from the bottom of the fan is 5" (12.5cm). If you would like more than one fan, contact me for a special price. Please read my shop policies below before purchasing. For international shipping, see my shipping policies. Be sure to check out my other travel novelties in the section "Other Treasures." To see my unique, handmade jewelry inspired by my world travels, go to my other Etsy shop -