This is a lovely fan that is different on both sides. The sticks are painted to look like tortoiseshell and are 10.50 inches long. The one side is made of gold silk that has been hand painted with green, blue, pink and green flowers. The other side is black silk with pink, green, yellow and orange thistles and butterflies. There is black lace trim along the top edges on both sides. I think that it may have been one continuous piece of lace at one time but has since broken at the folds The sticks do not stack perfectly on the rivet and the fan does not stay open by itself. There are no broken sticks or holes in the silk, just some slight fraying along the bottom edges. On the black side the silk has worn off of the folds.