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The Sum Of All Crafts: image collection-women

The Sum Of All Crafts: image collection-women

Fan  Date	1850-1860  Description	Folding fan (Romantic or Rococo Revival style). (Staten Island Historical Society Collection)

Fan Date 1850-1860 Description Folding fan (Romantic or Rococo Revival style). (Staten Island Historical Society Collection)

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Fan Japan early 20th century

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Fan Japan early 20th century

Regency fans: a fabulous accessory, a cooling instrument, and a communication device. Slowly fanning yourself: "I don't care about you"; Tapping fan: "I'm impatient."; closing fan quickly: "I'm jealous." Fan to heart: "My love for you is breaking my heart" etc.

Regency fans: a fabulous accessory, a cooling instrument, and a communication device. Slowly fanning yourself: "I don't care about you"; Tapping fan: "I'm impatient."; closing fan quickly: "I'm jealous." Fan to heart: "My love for you is breaking my heart" etc.

Fans originated from Japan. Fans were used to show off the hands and often told a story through the pained images. Some of the materials of choice where ivory, mother of pearl, and tortoiseshell.

Fans originated from Japan. Fans were used to show off the hands and often told a story through the pained images. Some of the materials of choice where ivory, mother of pearl, and tortoiseshell.

How to Make a Georgian or Regency Fan - Jane Austen Centre

How to Make a Georgian or Regency Fan - Jane Austen Centre

The final finished project. I am not sure I am entirely  happy with it, but it did turn out beautiful.

The final finished project. I am not sure I am entirely happy with it, but it did turn out beautiful.

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