Feng Shui and Fans
In ancient China hand-held folding fans were a predominant accessory for everyone, from the nobleman right down to the common citizen. Fans were used for cooling, dispersing the unpleasant odours of other persons and things, or utilized solely to conceal one’s face for the sake of modesty.
Employed in Feng Shui, a fan had another important application as it deflected the negative energy emanating from other persons or things.
You can still use them for this purpose.