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Ivory and silk deck type hand fan

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Museu da Moda Brasileira

Museu da Moda Brasileira

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
  • Creator: Unknown
  • 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
  • Medium: Ivory, silk, metal, monatage, paint

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