Designed with Crystal Beads, Brass Fan Charm, Glass Flower, Hand painted Indian Round Bead on Rosary Chain Necklace.
Hand fans have existed since antiquity with some of the earliest examples seen in ancient Egyptian artwork. The folding hand fan originated in Japan and was introduced into Europe in the 16th century. Since its beginning the hand fan has been more than a practical means of cooling a person down. In Asia it assumed an important ceremonial role and in Europe it became a signifier of status, elaborate designs and expensive materials showing both taste and wealth. However, there is also a widely held belief that hand fans had another use, that of conveying secret messages. It is believed that gestures and precise hand movements using fans constituted a secret language. In an age when women had to conform to strict rules of etiquette, it is believed that this secret language became an ideal way for a lady to discretely communicate with and flirt with her admirers.
38 cm in Length Closed
Please note that slight colour difference should be acceptable due to the light and screen.