A fan It is an instrument that allows to move air and facilitate cooling in front of the high temperatures. It consists of two parts: the country (consisting of cloth, paper or leather) and the deck of cards , a rigid and foldable base.

Its operation is manual and consists in shaking the arm that supports it with a certain intensity, to achieve a current of air that allows to diminish the sensation of heat. The origin of the fan is found in Japan, although its use spread throughout the world. The fan is widely used in regions such as Andalusia , for example.

Although its construction is very simple, the fan is also considered as a fashion accessory , so the most important manufacturers take into account different factors associated with the design and product quality.

Usually, the fan is used by adult women. However, many young people also use it and even lines have been developed to mens.

With regard to refrigeration, the fan has lost much of its land after the invention of fan (an electric device with vanes that rotate at high speed) and air conditioner (or conditioner of air).

On the other hand, the fan concept allows you to name anything that has a shape similar to that of the traditional fan, such as the peacock's tail, for example.

Fan is also the series of options or proposals that are presented so that someone can choose between them: “The range is very wide, but I keep the first project”.

The fan as a means of communication

For many of us, a fan represents a past complement of fashion which was intended to help withstand heat when there was no electric cooling. The reality is that it played an important role for many women, since it offered them a portable media, which they found very useful to talk quietly with each other and with men, in environments where the protocol did not allow them to pronounce certain words or address certain issues.

As will be detailed below, the fan was used to establish silent conversations of medium complexity, with details as specific as letters or numbers:

* to express a letter of the alphabet, the fan had to be rotated in one direction and then placed in a position in particular;

* fanning at high speed meant "I love you intensely", while doing it slowly and slowly or opening and closing the fan calmly, "I am married and you do not interest me";

* a slow closing meant "yes";

* a quick closing was the same as saying "no";

* open and close the fan quickly alerted to a suitor that the woman was engaged;

* moving the hair with the help of the fan expressed "I think of you" or "I don't forget you";

* running fingers through the rods, as if counting them, meant they wanted to talk privately with the person who was watching them;

* to reject a man, they only had to cover their faces with the fan, as if they were trying to hide from the sun;

* another way of affirming or denying was to place the fan on a cheek, the right being the positive and the left, the negative;

* hitting an object with the fan represented impatience;

* when a woman held the fan open with both hands, she expressed her wish that the other person forgot her;

* to say "I love you", it was enough to put the fan over the eyes, leaving the face uncovered, since otherwise it could mean "care, someone watches over us";

* passing the fan over the eyes was the way to apologize.