Introduction of the museum
China (Hainan) Museum of the South China Sea is an important measure for the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government to actively respond to the national “Belt and Road” initiative. It is to showcase the cultural history and natural ecology of the South China Sea, protect the cultural heritage of the South China Sea, and promote cultural exchanges between countries and regions along the Maritime Silk Road.

Name of cultural relic: Export Fans

Export Fans: China's export fans from the 18th to the 20th century. They are rich in materials, craftsmanship, beautiful in ornamentation and rich in color. They condense the exquisite craftsmanship of Chinese craftsmen and reproduce the aesthetic interest of Western society at that time. Let us appreciate the elegance and fashion of the export fans, and open a historical picture of the trade and culture between the East and the West in the 18th and 20th centuries, and the prosperity of the Maritime Silk Road. Fan ancient name is "翣 (shà)" "箑 (shà)", Chinese traditional crafts and works of art. According to the material, it can be divided into bamboo fan, feather fan, pupa fan, wheat fan, ivory fan, and so on. Among them, the type of fan made of silk is the largest in variety, and its artistic performance is also the most abundant. It is the favorite of the Chinese ruling class (court, gentry). The export feather-folding fan is a custom-made product according to the western style. Especially in the middle of the 19th century, the feather-folding fan was popular in the US market as the rising star of maritime trade, and a large number of them were sold from the Guangzhou port. The folding feather fan is with European style, yet the pattern is mostly oriental, so there is a combination of Chinese and Western culture. In the 18th and 19th centuries, export fans were popular in Europe and the United States, and were often used by European and American upper-class people to decorate, appreciate, or display identity. It has been used by European high society ladies and girls as a tool for competition and fashion, and is popular in various social occasions. Therefore, a set of fans language in the West has gradually formed.

The design should be based on the culture relic elements, and the style is not limited, ensuring that the design can ultimately be transformed into a real object, which must be original.

Export Fans

3-1 Qing Dynasty double-sided embroidered butterfly bird pattern fan
3-2 Qing Dynasty double-sided embroidery peacock flower bird pattern fan
3-3 Qing Dynasty silver stem handle painted flower feather fan
3-4 Qing Dynasty sandalwood goose peacock feather painted characters flower feather fan
3-5 Qing Dynasty ivory feather flower bird pattern surface characters veneer octagonal fan (1)
3-6 Qing Dynasty ivory feather flower bird pattern surface characters veneer octagonal fan (2)
3-7 Qing Dynasty ivory handle flower bird veneer figure autumn pear shape fan
3-8 Qing Dynasty ivory carving bone goose feather painted figure flower fan