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Hand-painted silk hand fan, with three Dutchmen dressed in blue with white aprons and caps at the center. Margin decorated with flowers in shades of pink, green and white, all embroidered with sequins in gold and silver. Twelve wooden rods enameled in navy blue and engraved in gold. Metal handle and button.

Details

  • Title: Silk handbag hand fan
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: A 20.0 X Env 26.0 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, montage, paint, collage, embroidery

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