In Japanese culture, the fan symbolizes life’s journey, with the small end representing birth and the blades symbolizing the many possible paths leading away from this beginning. The colors on the fan are also significant. To hold a fan is considered restorative to the soul—imagine what wearing one will do for you. Red is considered lucky, and gold is thought to attract wealth.
All of Symbology’s products are handcrafted by women artisans who use traditional art techniques. The handmade process allows us to work hand in hand with local artisans and small factories, creating jobs and sustainable income around the world. We are deeply committed to sustainable manufacturing processes, paying livable wages to our artisans and using eco-friendly dyes.