Homo Faber Baroque hand-fan
Unique hand-fan, Embroidered silk and tulle, Bone frame
Handmade in France
Homo Faber is a first major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship. Highlighting the skills, knowledge and creativity of Europe’s finest artisans and designers Created by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, its first edition took place in Venice during September 2018. Duvelleroy was invited to present its know-how. For that special occasion, four unique hand-fans were created with master craftsmen. Frédérick Gay is the master fan-maker of the House of Duvelleroy. Deeply knowledgeable on the subject of the House and the techniques of fan-making, he chose to honour the baroque aesthetic and Renaissance architecture by bringing together tradition and modernity : old and new materials mesh, such as bone for the frame, embroidered silk and lurex for the leaf.
Pleating is an emblematic know-how of Duvelleroy. In the XIXth century, Duvelleroy, together with the other Parisian fan-makers, invented the pleating mould. This technique allowed for the rise of the embroidered fan, embellished with beads or sequins. This hand-fan showcases both of these techniques, pleating and embroidery. The cutouts lets the gold lurex shine through, the borders being hand-embroidered with sequins.
Embroidered silk and tulle. Antic bone. Hand-fan heighth 13.7 inches. Width 13.7 inches.
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