A century ago, the demure hand-held accessory was used to convey messages more importantly than to produce a breeze. We are aware of nineteen of the gestures and their meanings. To mention but a few; handle to lips begged a kiss, dropping meant friendship only, drawing across eyes expressed apology. An intriguing translation is included.
Subscribers to the Victorian Trading Co. email newsletter can snag these flirty fans for free with a $49 online purchase. Measuring 9″ x 17″ each is hand-screened on fabric and trimmed with lace.
Offer expires 30th September 2006. Maybe it’s time to get started on the seasonal gift shopping!
Let’s tag this, oh, Victorian Style Home Decor.