Hand Fan Museum
Yes, you really can visit a museum dedicated exclusively to the display and description of hand fans. The tiny
You might be surprised to discover the level of artistry put into some of the fans here, be they paper or lace, antique or modern. And you’ll learn a little bit about how fans were and are used in various societies (the 17th–19th-century courting practices and sexual invitations in some European countries included intricate movements of a lady’s fan, directed at the gentleman of the hour).
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition