The Magical World of Fans

West Bohemian Museum, Pilsen, 25th November 2022 – 26th February 2023

The exhibition presents a set of 80 historical objects from the collections of the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, the Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky near Prague and from private collections. The concept of the exhibition broadly recalls the historical development, production and basic distribution of fans. As for the exhibits themselves, the 19th century is most represented here. Presented are both luxury branded fans, but also the more common ones, the so-called sibrínko fans. There are also several samples of patent constructions from the second half of the 19th century or feather fans in different color variants. The exhibition also includes essential women’s accessories, i.e. handbags, dance routines, toiletries, hat pins or powder cases.

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