Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Online Media

Catalog Data

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:00:04 +0000
Blog Post Category:
Uncategorized
Blog Post
Object of the Day
communication
music
guitarist
costume accessories
dancing
women's fashion
Description:
<img width="640" height="378" src="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn-700x413.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Pleated fan, Spain, late 19th century, paper leaf with chromolithograph, pasted with spangles, painted and gilded wood sticks, Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt, 1931-6-148." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset="http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn-300x177.jpg 300w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn-700x413.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="20720" data-orig-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1770" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn-300x177.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CHSDM-1931-6-148MattFlynn-700x413.jpg" />Folding fans, or abanicos, were considered must-have accessories in nineteenth century Spain. For women, they served as important tools in courtship, the ‘language of the fan’ expressing everything from ‘come hither’ to ‘don’t bother’ to hopeful admirers. The imagery painted or printed on fans also carried important messages. Many celebrate national events, such as the...
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more posts:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Data Source:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5d009994132b4e4f6db6b09c46f39865