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Fans Jim McKay 0785812172 9780785812173 The earliest recorded use of a fan dates from 3200 BC and it is only relatively recently that they have become unfashionable in the West, although on a hot day it remains instinctive to reac
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Fans by Jim McKay

The earliest recorded use of a fan dates from 3200 BC and it is only relatively recently that they have become unfashionable in the West, although on a hot day it remains instinctive to reach for a piece of paper and wave it rapidly to produce a cooling breeze. For thousands of years, however, fans were an indispensable item around the world, and over the centuries evolved into an array of forms, with the design and ornamentation becoming ever more intricate and delicate. And they werent just used for cooling. Fans have been used by dancers, in religious ceremonies, and even evolved their own language so that well-groomed ladies could communicate silently with each other or with any gentleman who had taken the trouble to observe this secret art. As it was not considered polite to openly talk about emotional matters this language revolved, unsurprisingly, around courtship and a book published in 1910 lists over 50 signals that were commonly conveyed with the fans, ranging from I hate you to I long always to be near you.

Author: Jim McKay

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 144

Publisher: Book Sales

Publication Date: 2000-09-01

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ISBN: 0785812172


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