Hand Fan


This is a traditional hand fan that was used by my grandmother in China. Although it has a really simple design, it does its job. In the summer, I still use the fan myself because it reminds me of my family in China, who had to live without the daily technologies that make modern life much more comfortable today. The bamboo from the fan reminds me of the bamboo sheets in my home in China, which my family used to stay cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Having the fan around me has been a constant reminder of all the things that I can accomplish without the need of expensive equipment, or high class goods.

Year: 1970

– Jack Ye

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant