Deck type hand fan with sixteen ivory sticks united by silk ribbon. On the center, a scene with a couple on the outdoors. Embellished metal handle with ivory button.
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Title: Ivory and silk deck type hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 24.0 X Env 36.0 cm
Provenance: In its golden period, the hand fan was used by men and women as a communication tool between couples, through which the messages were sent discreetly according to the position of the fan in relation to the body.
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