Gordhandas, Kishor N.
|The fan as described in Purnell's New English Encyclopaedia is an instrument held in hand used to create a current of cool air. The complicated explanation of a hand fan given in the 'Reader's Digest' dictionary, is: A hand-waved implement for creating a current of air or breeze, especially one in the form of flat, fixed or collapsible devise, usually round or approximately semi-circular and made of a light material such as silk, paper or fine ivory. The fan is a miniature compendium of art and love. The use of the fan dates from the dawn of time as it accompanied the Sun around the world, cooling people down. Hand fans offer us an insight into these small objects that are as beautiful in form, design, and detail as these are functional. The bird in the cage would beat their wings and provide a cool b...|