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Hand Fan Restoration

Hand fan restoration

Often the antique hand fans are subjected to great mechanical stress which, due to their functional nature and the fragility of their materials, end up generating serious structural damages.

The repair or restoration of an antique hand fan, has the purpose of restoring its physical and aesthetic or artistic characteristics, getting as close as possible to its original condition.

Examples of hand fan restoration and repair

Fan hand made of mother-of-pearl and tulle leaf decorated with watercolor and embroidery drawings

Mother-of-pearl and tulle leaf hand fan
Initial state - The leaf tulle had certain breaks especially in the folds.
Mother-of-pearl and tulle leaf hand fan
Fianl state - A paper Japan reinforcement has been made on the back unifying the torn areas.

Paper hand fan restoration

Paper hand fan repair
Paper hand fan - The fan showed the broken paper joints

Fabric hand fan and tulle with bone sticks

Hand fan restoration
Fabric and tulle hand fan with bone sticks

Silk hand fan with mother-of-pearl sticks

Restauración de abanico de seda con varillas de nácar​
Silk hand fan with mother-of-pearl sticks

Paper fan - broken paper joints

Restauración de abanicos de papel
Paper fan - broken paper joints

In Eulàlia Restauradora we are specialists in the restoration of hand fans of all types and ages. Folding or fixed fans, Elizabethan, made of fabric, paper, silk or tulle leaf or with bone, mother-of-pearl or metallic sticks, etc. Contact me and ask for a quote without obligation!