The Royal Fan or Wan-wit - cha-ni  is crafted from the talipot palm and gilded over.  The shaft and the fan mount are gilded over as well but they are enameled in red and green.  The fan measures 32.5 centimeters in height with the leaf of the talipot palm measuring 19 by 17 centimeters.


King Rama IV added a FlyWhisk, made from the tail of a yak, but it has been badly damaged.  Therefore, the present Royal FlyWhisk, as part of the Royal Regalia, is made from the tail of an albino elephant with a gilt and enamel handle.  According to ancient Indian accounts, the Wanwitchani is used by the king to ward off any maleficent which might cause discomfort to his people.



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