Marugame Uchiwa Fans with Mons

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    Japanese Fans with Mons
  • The concept is based on idea of Mons — ancient Japanese symbols.
    Mons are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. They are similar to the badges and coats of arms in European heraldic tradition, which likewise are used to identify individuals and families.
  • Project consist of two hand-made fans and gift box. All made with wood, paper & bamboo.
    I chose two Mons and in accordance with their style created a geometric patterns. I made two fans with different Mons, but plan to continue series. The combination of black and white drawing, wood and bamboo looks strong, simple and elegant.
  • In my work I tried to keep the national spirit ang style of Japan, but give it more up-to-date and modern look. My goal was to attract attention of young people because of unusual and interesting design of traditional thing. Besides, I wanted to tell for some Europeans about unique beauty of Mons symbols and inspire them to study and research Japanese culture and history of Art.

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