During past centuries, women carried fans as part of their attire. Many of them were decorated with beautiful artwork. Examples of these are included in this book. The fans make a crescent shape as they are displayed. The images are rendered in black & white, although many of the originals were in color, and are available in another edition. The pictures can be colored, but many areas are black or gray. It may require strong colors to overpower the darker shades in the images. The pictures are not rendered in bold black and white, as coloring books often are. Still, most of the women's fans display strikingly beautiful art work, with beautiful figures, birds, and exotic patterns to be colored. So go ahead, sit back, relax, and let go of stress while enjoying beauty from centuries past. Such pictures are rather difficult to find.