In an age when over crowded rooms were considered the measure of a successful party, fans were an indespensible accessory. Not only could one create a breeze where none was to be found, but by reason of several well known flutterings, one could, if wafted just so, communicate any number of delicate intelligences to a friend or lover, even from across a crowded room. The following instructions, from Dr. Tara Maginnis, of The Costumer’s Manifesto, offer an easy way to create a period looking fan to take to your next ball or assembly. Visit Tara’s site for many other suggestions and projects for completing your period ensemble.
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