Best Stylish Hand Fans to Stay Cool

They could also be used to say, “I love you.” Can an air-conditioner do that?

In the 19th century, Duvelleroy, a hand fan manufacturer in Paris, published a marketing pamphlet called “The Language of the Fan.” It featured a list of gestures one could make with a fan and the meaning of each.

To carry a fan open in your left hand, according to the pamphlet, signaled “come talk to me.” Drawing a fan across one’s cheek: “I love you.” Placing a fan on one’s left ear: “I wish to get rid of you.”

When temperatures rise from steamy to sweltering, as they have lately in much of the world, pulling out

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