Spanish hand fans with a different touch

San Sebastian, Spain | 909 Sales on Etsy

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Announcement    Ankara hand fans, wooden fans made with japanese, african and contemporary fabrics. Limited edition hand-crafted items. All wooden staves have the seal of quality 'Abanico español' and have been lined with care and patience. Some are one of a kind. Each hand fan comes with a case to avoid damage.


Last updated on Aug 31, 2019

Ankara hand fans, wooden fans made with japanese, african and contemporary fabrics. Limited edition hand-crafted items. All wooden staves have the seal of quality 'Abanico español' and have been lined with care and patience. Some are one of a kind. Each hand fan comes with a case to avoid damage.


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About Olele

Sales 909
On Etsy since 2010

Spanish fans with a different touch

Hi, my name is Karmele and I live in the Basque Country (North of Spain)

After earning my BFA some years ago, I've lived in different areas of Spain (Bilbao, Zaragoza, Barcelona) and in Germany. I've worked in graphic design and restoration of Roman frescoes and vintage books.

From 2008 to 2009 I lived near Salzburg, close to the border of Germany and Austria. Since summers there can be as hot a in Spain and air conditioning is very rare, a black fan from Barcelona proved to be my best companion during the muggy days of July. One afternoon on the train back home, a woman asked me if she could use my fan. She loved fans but wasn't able to find them in Germany and Austria.

Soon after coming back to Spain my black fan broke and I decided to make one myself with fabric I loved. Reminded of the woman on the train, I thought there could be other people out there who would love to keep cool with a unique hand fan, so I made more with original Spanish wooden staves and different kinds of cotton fabrics.

My fans are limited edition. I usually make two to four fans from each print, but the fan turns out to be one of a kind depending on the pattern placement. I love playing with patterns and colours and making patchwork-like combinations.

I also accept custom designed orders, and I have made several left-handed fans.

Each Olelé hand fan comes with a handmade case to avoid damage.

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  • Karmele Luqui

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Shipping, Customer Care

    Hi, I'm Karmele. I'm a designer, art restorer and textile crafter. I make Spanish fans in the Basque Country, the green north of Spain.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2019
Welcome to my shop!

My hand fans are made, packaged, and shipped by me with love and care. I hope you find your perfect fan.

To find out more about me, please visit my profile.

Please read the following before ordering. Thank you.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not satisfied with your purchase for a good reason, please convo me or send me an email within 7 days of your receipt of purchase. If the item is returned in its original condition, the purchase price will be refunded (excluding shipping costs).
Please note that items that have been used and not in their original condition may not be returned.

Unfortunately, I cannot be held responsible for items delayed, lost or damaged in transit, but if you need help I'll go the extra mile and try to sort things out with the postal service on your behalf.
I accept Paypal (No PayPal account required!), credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and other international payment methods.

Please make payments within 24 hours after submitting your order. Otherwise I will assume that you are not interested in buying the item, and your order will be cancelled. If this happens and you are still interested in the item, please contact me.

I can keep your order on hold or make a reserved listing for you for 48 hours, after which the item will return to its regular online listing.
I ship orders to Spain and the EU through Correos, the Spanish postal system.
All items are posted by registered mail. (Mail with proof of delivery via the recipient's or authorized person's signature. If you are not at the given address at the time of delivery, a note is left for you to collect the item at the nearest post office).

Items to the US, Canada and other overseas countries will be shipped quickly via DHL with tracking info. DHL requires that a phone number accompany every shipment. This is to assist the DHL carrier if there is a delivery problem.
I'll send you a message requesting a phone number once your order is received. In case I didn't get a response from you, I'll send your order out via Registered Mail (with no tracking information available and longer delivery time)

All items are gift wrapped and shipped in protective bubble wrap envelopes.

Please note that you are responsible for any customs duties or fees that may apply in your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of the fans shown are for right-handed people. In some cases I can also make left-handed fans. Please contact me for availability.

Please note that whilst I take great care to reproduce the exact color and tones of the online images, there may be slight variations across web browsers and your individual computer screen. If an exact color is especially important to you, please read the description carefully and/or contact me. I'll try to find the perfect match for you.

I accept custom and bulk orders. Contact me!