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Do You Have a Folding Screen?

In eighth-century Japan, folding screens, or byōbu, were traditionally used to prevent the wind from blowing into rooms. By the 18th century, folding screens had taken on a new purpose. Since homes were better-insulated, the screens were used as dressing room partitions or simply for decorative purposes.Folding screens became iconic in the Golden Age of Hollywood when coy actresses in black-and-white films would hide behind them, draping their glamorous ensembles over the screens. You might not be starring in a blockbuster film, but a folding screen could be of great use to you if you're in need of a room partition or if you've got junk to conceal. As you can see, they come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Take your pick.

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