Fans used to be a favorite item for women in China. You may have noticed that nearly all female figures in traditional Chinese paintings carry a silk fan. In the movies of the 1930s,and 1940s ,fans are a very visible article for Shanghai women on the bund. Usually the structure of the is made of sandalwood and the faces are made of silk or paper . Because the fans are always scented ,women who use them appear, even more attractive . Fans are probably one of the most appropriate expressions of female elegance. Men also use fans but ,these fans are ,usually are much bigger.Men's fans oftenuse valuable materials for their structure but the faces are always painted with plants , landscapes or calligraphy to express the owner's status and aspirations.