They are made in the classic design of the Japanese folding fans and have a black or white plastic frame with gilded patterns and filigrees, which impeccably match their standout sparkle. The subdued elegance of sequin hand fans make them perfect as flamenco fans, hand fan accessory for the sweet and romantic belles and special occasions that call for a touch of opulence, elegant hand fan wedding favors, business gifts, and Chinese or Japanese gift for all occasions.
Sequin Hand Fans Facts and Features
Our sequin hand fans or sequined fans have wide and thick plastic ribs with gold-painted sticks and guard sides so they do not break easily and exhibit a uniquely special shine. They are also leafed with solid-colored nylon cloth that is embroidered and finished with colored sequins that is hand-sewn as accents and have a metal loop that is fixed on their rivet for hanging Chinese tassels, ribbons, and gift tags.
From afar and at a glance, these sequin hand fans display a monochromatic peacock pattern that gloriously stands out amidst the sober shade of their black half-moon leaf, or that dramatically decorates their sheer plain-colored leaf, but up-close, they picture a garden of roses or daisy – with single-colored threads embroidered like rays on the middle of the fan, which make for each of the flower's stem and leaves, while flat and round-shaped spangle sequins with metallic sheen in a matching shade form their floral design.
Sequin hand fans or sequined fans are available in at least eighteen (18) color themes, each exuding an air of opulence and ready to lend a cool breeze and impart charm and glitz to their user. Shop these quality sequin hand fans bulk or wholesale for your wedding, parties, and gift-giving needs, and enjoy discount pricing if you buy twelve (12) pieces or more of the same color. Pair these sequined fans with display stands
so their recipient can treasure them as a hand fan decor when not in use, or simply slip each sequin fan inside a hand fan pouch
or hand fan box finished in an Oriental fashion with an Asian charm
or a Chinese tassel
What are Sequins?
Sequins are small and shiny ornamental disks, often made of plastic, that come in a variety of metallic colors. They are typically sewn in fabrics as sparkling applique and often feature a faceted surface to better catch and reflect light.1History and Uses of Sequins
The word Sequin
comes from the Arabic word, Sikka
, which means coin
and refer to the gold and silver coins of the region during the 13th century.In the Asian Culture
The practice of stitching sequins as sparkling ornaments basically stems from the ancient tradition of many cultures, like Arab, Egypt, India, and Peru, of stitching metal coins to the bodices and headdresses of their traditional costumes as a way of displaying and storing wealth, and among the gypsies and nomads who literally carried their possessions with them at all times.1,2
In many other cultures, however, stitched coins served a different purpose: Being tiny and shiny objects, they were strategically placed and worn to distract and deflect evil spirits. The reflective shine of the metal not only reminded onlookers of the wealth and power of the patrons, but also evoked the light of the divine.2In Asian Art and Tapestry
In art and tapestry, sequins are widely used in Asia for the Kalagas
, or the wall hangings of Southeast Asia, which were originally produced exclusively for the court using precious materials and jewels. The arrival of British merchants in the 18th century provided both inexpensive non-precious metal sequins and a market for less expensive Kalagas
, which continue to be a popular tourist item today and depict beautifully-rendered figures of animals, epic, and religious parables and courtly scenes in gold-colored sequins on a velvet background.2References:
M. Th. Housma: First Encyclopedia of Islam: 1913-1936. http://tinyurl.com/cmdt5p3