Ceremonial Fans at Debra Tsion and Debra Salem

Made of folded parchment, these fans are extremely delicate and needed to be reconstructed from fragments. They were repaired last year by Lester Capon and both looked in much better shape although we remain concerned that the Debra Tsion fan is suffering from being displayed to visitors. When the fan is fully opened, the weight of the parchment puts tremendous strain on the joints. Some of Lester's initial work is already looking fragile. Ideally, the fan should be in a display case.