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Hand-painted silk handbag fan with three Dutchmen dressed in red with white aprons and caps. Margin decorated with flowers in shades of red, green and white, all embroidered with sequins in gold and silver. Twelve wooden sticks enameled in red and engraved in gold. Guards decorated with the same decorative motifs. Metal handle and button.

Details

  • Title: Silk handbag fan
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: A 20.0 X Env 24.0 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: Silk, wood, paint, embroidery, montage, collage

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