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

  • China for Export. Ivory fan, fitted lacquer box. Mid 19th 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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