Suzhou museum fans artistic flames with exhibit | Updated: 2020-05-21 13:00
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An exhibition featuring over 100 exquisite Suzhou fans is being held at Nantong Museum in East China's Jiangsu province starting May 18, 2020. [Photo/]

Known as a cradle of literary figures and men of letters, East China's Suzhou province has unsurprisingly become a hotbed for the production of exquisite fans. The fans are divided into three basic categories — moon-shaped fans made of silk, folding fans made of sandalwood and others attached with a paper cover.

As the name indicates, moon-shaped fans are round, with a silk cover and frames made from bamboo or wood. In ancient times, they were considered a token of elegance and refinement in a lady's wardrobe.

From May 18, a special exhibition runs at the birthplace of moon-shaped fans. At the Nantong Museum, visitors can appreciate the craftsmanship of over 100 Suzhou fans.

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