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Of Zibies, Jewelry, and a Smack of Sewing: ACC: Flag Fan - cut parchment work.

Of Zibies, Jewelry, and a Smack of Sewing: ACC: Flag Fan - cut parchment work.

Of Zibies, Jewelry, and a Smack of Sewing: ACC: Flag Fan

Of Zibies, Jewelry, and a Smack of Sewing: ACC: Flag Fan

Flag Fan, Venice second half of the 16th century.  Total height 56.4cm  flag h19cm x w13cm

Flag Fan, Venice second half of the 16th century. Total height 56.4cm flag h19cm x w13cm

The flag-shaped fan, also known as the "key" or "weathercock" fan became popular in Venice. Called the "ventarola" in Italy, these fans were constructed of plaited straw, parchment and brocaded fabric (often painted, beaded or embroidered). The darker colored, ornate fans were carried by matrons, while newly married or betrothed ladies carried white or ivory fans.

The flag-shaped fan, also known as the "key" or "weathercock" fan became popular in Venice. Called the "ventarola" in Italy, these fans were constructed of plaited straw, parchment and brocaded fabric (often painted, beaded or embroidered). The darker colored, ornate fans were carried by matrons, while newly married or betrothed ladies carried white or ivory fans.

Flag Fan for Anna de Wilde 010

Flag Fan for Anna de Wilde 010

Eveliina in 'Perfectly Period Pink'

Eveliina in 'Perfectly Period Pink'

Two Weathercock Fans Venice, 16th Century. The first fan is of Perforated Parchment, the second of interlaced plant fibre (Venice, Collection G Marsiletti)

Two Weathercock Fans Venice, 16th Century. The first fan is of Perforated Parchment, the second of interlaced plant fibre (Venice, Collection G Marsiletti)

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