Black silk hand fan embroidered with silk thread and painted with bouquets of flowers. Sixteen ivory sticks, including the masters, having on the bottom landscape painted with peasant in the center. Master veils contoured by dark wire. Metal handle with mother of pearl buttons.
Title: Black silk hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 34.2 X Env 61.0 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.
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