‘Baraja’ fan made of rosewood, hand-painted
A ‘baraja’ fan has wooden ribs but no upper body (país) made of material.
Measurements: 35 x 19 cm (13.7 x 7.4 inches)
Suitable for carrying in a handbag
As it is made using traditional craft methods, the colour of the fans and the painted decorative motifs may vary in
relation to the model in the photograph.
Learn the terms used for the different components of fans:
País (Body): the top part of the fan, which is joined to the ribs and is normally made of textile.
Varillas (Ribs): they make the fan rigid and stretch the textile. They are either painted or feature fretwork.
Cabeceras (1st and last Rib): this is the name used for the first and the final rib, which are larger and broader than the others.
Calado (Fretwork): the decorative fretwork or piercing in the ribs.