In the heart of Regis Nedlands, 15 ladies recently got together for an intriguing activity known as the “Language of the Hand Fan” which was used in Spain as a way to communicate — especially with men.

Among them was Aurora, whose excitement was infectious as she traced her lineage back to Spanish ancestors.

As they delved into the intricacies of fan language, everyone was laughing, particularly when they learned the pose that meant “Kiss me.”

When Joy couldn’t help but add: “Long time!” There were even more giggles from the ladies.

One pose in particular caught their attention — the one that meant “Get lost!” They couldn’t resist practicing it over and over again, finding it oddly satisfying.

Each attendee received a booklet with poses in Spanish and English. Aurora and Irene proudly displayed their own exquisite fans, which added a personal touch to the experience.

Memories of trips to Spain were also shared. They reminisced about flamenco dances and bustling markets, painting a colourful picture of their adventures.

Amidst the chatter, someone recalled New Year’s Eve clubbing in Spain, where even the men were seen wielding the fans with style.

As the afternoon came to a close, the ladies departed, each with their newfound knowledge of the fan language, a symbol of elegance, communication and the shared joy of cultural exploration.

Reflecting on the session, Aurora couldn’t help but express her excitement: “I just wanted to share how great our session with Yuli and Liz was, learning more about the fan language,” Aurora said. “It’s a good communication tool, even used by men in Spain!”

At the end of the activity, the ladies left with a newfound appreciation for the language of the fan — a simple yet elegant way to express oneself and connect with others.