The « Palmette » shape stands for non-pleated hand-fans, where each “palm” is tied to the other by a thread. In the tradition of the original Maison, these hand-fans represented the French Couture savoir-faire. Through this creation in leather, Duvelleroy shades a new light on a classic shape though the introduction of this rather un-traditional material in the world of fan-making.
Frame in Bokapi wood. The navy blue leather palmettes are cut, stiffened, and glued to the wood, then linked to each other by a thread on a knot. The back of the palmettes shows the grain of the calf leather.
Bokapi wood sticks from Equatorial Guinea. Calf leather, Africa.