Thursday, June 29, 2017  


Fan Language


Long ago, fans were used to communicate a Lady's thoughts graciously; they were used for more than just accessories to women's attire. Below are some meanings associated with a Victorian Lady's fan motions:
  • Carrying it in the left hand: desirous of an acquaintance
  • Carrying it in the right hand: you are too willing
  • Carrying it in the right hand in front of the face: follow me
  • Closing it: I wish to speak to you
  • Drawing it across the cheek: I love you
  • Drawing it across the eyes: I am sorry
  • Drawing it across the forehead: we are being watched
  • Drawing it through the hand: I hate you
  • Dropping it: we will be friends
  • Fan with the left hand in front of the face: leave me
  • Fanning fast: I am engaged
  • Fanning slow: I am married
  • Letting it rest on the left cheek: no
  • Letting it rest on the right cheek: yes
  • Open and shut: you are cruel
  • Open wide: wait for me
  • Placing it on the right ear: you have changed
  • Shut: I have changed
  • Twirling it on the left hand: I love another
  • With handle to the lips: kiss me



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