Fabrichand fan, painted with Renaissance palatial scene, in blue and white: in the foreground, two women and a troubadour; in the background, castles. Nineteen varnishedwooden sticks in black, with floral motifs. Metal button.
Title: Fabric hand fan
Location Created: France
Physical Dimensions: A 24.2 X Env 45.0 cm
Provenance: It is believed that the hand fan was originated in 7th century China, although portrayed since antiquity, in murals from Egypt, Assyria and Persia. It was widespread in Japan, where Europeans discovered the novelty, bringing it to Europe in the late 15th century.
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