Founded in the 1970s by Wiranantaja, Wiracana Hand Fan has become a celebrated name in the realm of traditional Balinese hand fans. With a deep appreciation for Indonesian cultural heritage and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Wiracana Hand Fan has garnered praise from visitors to Bali and beyond.
Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Indonesian traditions, Wiracana Hand Fan showcases designs influenced by iconic motifs such as Java batiks, ikat patterns, and the enchanting Kamasan paintings. These timeless elements infuse their hand fans with a touch of heritage, connecting the past with the present.
While working within limited resources, Wiracana Hand Fan remains steadfast in its commitment to continuously improve the quality of their art. Embracing innovation, they have introduced machines, including laser engravers, to aid in the creation process. This transition has not only allowed for greater precision but has also empowered their team of nearly 80 skilled artisans to produce a remarkable increase in output, from a mere ten fans a day to an impressive 1,000 fans a day.
Crafted with meticulous care, their traditional Balinese fans boast the use of premium materials such as mahogany, pine, sono wood, and bone. Each piece is a testament to the skill and dedication of their artisans, who bring their expertise to every fold, creating exquisite works of functional art.
In recognition of their unwavering commitment to quality and design, Wiracana Hand Fan was honored in 2012 with the prestigious Indonesian Goods Design Selection Award. Bestowed upon them by the President of the Republic of Indonesia at the esteemed Istana Negara in Jakarta, this accolade serves as a testament to their brand’s vision and craftsmanship.