Shikebiki Sensu (folding hand fan)

7.5 size 30 cm (22.5cm) for Gents

6.5 Size 30 (19.5cm) for Ladies

The craftsman draws traditional Edo colours on each fan by hand.
Dyed a Japanese paper with selected colours and draw a line by the skilled craftsman.
“Shike” means silk thread drawn from silky silk. “Shikebiki” is a technique to dye a delicate stripe pattern on a warp with a brush of a comb shape.
All are done by hand by professional craftsmen. They can express gentleness different from woven stripes and various stripes and lattices.
Shikebiki Sensu is the one that this technique was applied to the hand fan surface.