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Folding Fan

Artist/maker unknown, Russian

Geography:
Made in Russia, Asia

Date:
c. 1923-1925

Medium:
Silk, painted in gouache; wooden sticks and bone guards; silk tassel with bead

Dimensions:
Open: 7 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (18.4 x 31.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2006-188-6

Credit Line:
Gift of an anonymous donor, 2006

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Label:
Although traditional in shape and materials, this small fan is painted with abstract images created from Cyrillic script and kinetic forms that reflect the avant-garde aesthetic of Russian Suprematism, an early twentieth-century art movement emphasizing pure geometric abstraction.