The information below is what I’ve dug up doing research for my book. It’s here mostly for my reference, but you’re welcome to view/share. Much of the information below can be found on many other websites. I’ll cite resources where applicable.
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Clothing and Accessories
The Language of Fans — surprisingly (or not, as the case may be), there is an extensive language behind the use of fans, that has purportedly be around for centuries, but was published by French fanmaker Duvelleroy called “Le Langage de L’Eventail.”
There are all kinds of amazing (and weird) customs in the nautical world that you can read about here.