Huzhou feather fan

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Circular feather fan [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

The Huzhou feather fan, one of the three most famous Chinese fans, is made of bird feathers.

The fan originated and spread mainly in Wuxing district, in Huzhou's downtown. It has a long history dating back to the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).

A Huzhou feather fan factory thrived in the 1980s. It had more than 200 workers, with an annual output of 400,000, and the fans were exported to all over the country and Southeast Asia, and even to the United States.

In 2004, the Huzhou feather fan factory transformed into the Huzhou Tiangong feather fan research institution to inherit this intangible heritage.

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