Handy, artistically decorated, superbly crafted and
incessantly upgraded, fans are favorites with visitors to China who regard
them as brilliant flowers in the Chinese garden of arts and crafts. Chinese
fans come in a rich variety, including folding fans from Hangzhou,
sandalwood fans from Suzhou, feather fans from Jiangsu and Zhejiang
provinces, palm-leaf fans from Guangdong Province, woven bamboo fans from
Sichuan Province, and wheat-straw fans from Zhejiang Province.