Learn the language of the fan. In victorian times flirting was done with a fan. It was a great way to keep cool and fresh. This lovely battenburg lace fan folds nicely into most handbags. Measures 9" in lenght opens to 20" across, fan features a double tassel and wooden stays. Availabe in many colors. The Language of the Fan: Hands clasped together holding an open fan: "Forgive me."