Hand fan of organdy leaf, embroidered with small golden sequins of various shapes and sizes (circular, in flower and oval). Sixteen sticks cast in mother of pearl with drawings, painted in gold. Metal handle and button.
Title: Organdy hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 26.0 X Env 50.0 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.
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