From royalties to nobles to the poorest commoners, the Chinese fans have been a very important part of ancient China and its history. They are, however, still very popular today not only in China and all over the world. If you travel to China during the summer, you can easily see people in the street fanning away the striking heat. Even today, you can easily find Chinese fans in many peddlers and stores all across China.
The Chinese fan has over three thousand years of history and is certainly not only something you use to beat the heat. Here, we will learn all you need to know about Chinese traditional fans. Let us start by discussing its history.
The Wu Lou (葫蘆) is also known as hulu, bottle gourd, calabash, or wu luo. It’s sometimes referred to as a calabash since the gourds grow from a calabash tree. It is a fruit in its natural state, and when dried, it was historically used to store medicine or water, hence the title “giver of life.”
Feng Shui is the 3,000-year-old Chinese art of how humans interact with their environment. Feng translates to “wind,” while Shui means “water.” These are elements associated with good health and prosperity. Feng Shui is, therefore, the art of attracting health, wealth, and prosperity from the Universe by staging the right conditions to interact with it positively.
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