Black ostrich featherhand fan. Seventeen dark turtle rods united by black satin ribbon. Light turtle handle.
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Title: Black ostrich feather hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 39.0 X Env 65.0 cm
Provenance: In the 18th and 19th centuries, fans could be differentiated as being used during a mourning period, made primarily of black ostrich feathers with turtle hull cords, and later black lace or silk and dark ornaments.
Type: Hand fan
Photographer: Caique Bellato
Rights: GOVERNO DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO / SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA / FUNDAÇÃO ANITA MANTUANO DE ARTES DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO – FUNARJ / CASA DA MARQUESA DE SANTOS - MUSEU DA MODA BRASILEIRA