Carved slate fan from Blaenau Ffestiniog
A finely carved slate fan, inscribed Blaenau Festiniog.
North Wales early 20th century.
3¾” wide x 2″ deep x 4¾” high / 9.5cm wide x 5cm deep x 12cm high
Slate fans, models of boots, shoes and similar pieces of folk art were carved by quarry-men of North Wales and most date from the late 19th century. Many were probably made to decorate their own homes and were given as gifts or entered into competition at local Eisteddfodau.