Described in records as a mourning fan, with anecdotal evidence that they were provided to attendees at summer funerals in southern states to provide relief from the heat.
Folding style fan of wood and paper. The shaped wooden sticks and guards are painted/stained black, and the paper leaf is black. Shaped metal "U"-shaped bail ring at bottom for suspension.
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Texas Fashion Collection
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