Jan is one of Min's three aunts. She lives in Baerlon, Andor and is a Seamstress. She is gentle and kind, but has very strong notions of proper behaviour.
She, Miren and Rana have raised Min to be fair; the young woman lives by it, although she sometimes thinks her life would have been easier if she had not had this education .
They also admonished her not to behave like a fluff-brained girl and Min still thinks of her aunts when she hears that word . Jan always said that what could not be mended must be lived with. Another piece of advise that Jan and Rana always gave Min was to never kiss a man if she did not intend to marry him, which is why Min does not want to know what her aunts might think of her relationship with Rand .