Globe Trotting tour to the Caribbean, Africa and Indo-Pacific islands at The Fan Museum

By Culture24 Reporter | 28 August 2013

Exhibition preview: Globe Trotting, The Fan Museum, London, September 3 – December 31 2013

A photo of a fan made out of blue peacock feathers
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
In a collection dating as far back as the 17th century, the Fan Museum’s cases make for some exotic journeys. And on this “world tour”, crafty flourishes range from the Caribbean to Indo-Pacific islands via Africa.

A common theme is the approach taken by fanmakers irrespective of their geographical divide. Although there are ethnographic and contemporary, tourist-style souvenirs here, their materials, design aesthetic and production techniques remain similar. The intricate finesse and imagination employed, though, remains impressively diverse and accomplished.

  • Open 11am-5pm (12pm-5pm Sunday, closed Monday). Admission free. Follow the museum on Twitter @TheFanMuseum.

More pictures:

A photo of a fan made out of white feathers and circular, multicoloured stitching
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
A photo of a circular fan coloured red, green and dark yellow
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
A photo of a fan made out of a kind of tribal headscarf material
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
A photo of the inside of a museum full of see-through cases
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
A photo of the inside of a museum with a dress in a case visible at the centre
© The Fan Museum, Greenwich
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