This version of the Venetian Flag Fan is made of heavy parchment or gray colored paper with the traditional drama masks of comedy and tragedy in black and burgundy along with the first half of Shakespeare's quote from As You Like It, "All the World's a Stage" on one side. The other side has the rest of the quote, "And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances..."
The flag measures approx. 4 x 5 1/2 inches. The wooden handle is painted with black enamel and measures about 19" from the end cap above the flag to the capped bottom. There is a small burgundy tassel hanging from the end cap.
HALF PRICE SALE - Only 3 left! Our current stock is a little shop worn from being packed and unpacked for events SO we are offering them at half price until they are gone. Pictures are of the actual fans.
It will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail - Insured in a cardboard tube for safety and so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days, plus you can track your package on-line.
NON-REFUNDABLE ITEMS - Custom Orders, Sale Items, Worn Clothing, Hand-Strung Rosaries, Feathers, Fans, Mink Flea-furs or other fragile items.
NOTICE - All sales are FINAL on Items bought for photo shoots, weddings, performances or any other one-time project.
Other flag fans can be found in our Flag Fans and Feather Fans Section.
HISTORY: The Italian Flag Fan (also called "key fan" and "weathercock fan") was very popular in Italy during the Renaissance, especially in Venice. Called the "ventarola" in Italy, these fans were constructed of fabric (either painted or embroidered), plaited straw and parchment. The parchment ones had paintings, quotes and poems. They had handles of wood, metal and ivory. The more ornate ones were carried by older married women or matrons, while the newly married or betrothed ladies carried ivory or white ones.
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