Art Deco Era Ombre Ostrich Flapper Fan


A very large Ostrich feather flapper fan made of blonde horn sticks and orange, red and brown ombré dyed feathers.



Origin: France

Date: 1920s

This is a very large Ostrich feather flapper fan. Typically, these fans only have 3-5 sticks, as opposed to the much wider Victorian and Edwardian Ostrich feather fans. Please see George Barbier’s famous fashion illustration entitled Eventails dated to 1924, which shows similar Ostrich feather fans. The fan is made of blonde horn sticks and very large Ostrich feathers. The feathers are dyed a bright orange at the bottom that gradually changes into a warm red (maroon) in the centre and brown towards the upper half to create a fabulous ombré effect. Ombré feather fans were very popular in the 1920s.

Length: 26.75″ (68 cm) Width: 28.75″ (73 cm)

Condition: Excellent, usable condition. A few filaments appear to be missing on the tip of the first feather on the left (see last photo).