The Fan Circle International works to promote interest, research and education in the hand fan, both antique and modern.

  • Europe, Ivory brisé fan painted with the Queen of Sheba. Early 18th century.

Membership is open to professionals, amateurs, collectors, and those just fascinated by hand fans. Through promoting research and education the FCI aims to widen the appeal and knowledge of this once essential costume accessory.

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F was a fan
Made of beautiful stuff
And; when it was used
It went puffy-puff-puff!
Edward Lear