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.
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.
Carolina on Nov 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
As usual the quality is sturdy yet elegant and the style is exquisite! The small hand fan matched the description perfectly. I'm fully satisfied and will now be able to cool myself easily in the office and on the train whilst looking very smart.
Amy Annette on Sep 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
I bought this fan to bring to tango and swing dance events, and it is gorgeous! After a shipping snag outside of their control, Karmele provided fantastic communication and customer service to make sure the fan was delivered safe and sound. It was worth the wait!
Mary on Aug 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
LOVELY! I think this is my 4th fan? Compliments, always❤️
Eni A on Aug 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very beautiful fan, great quality and the color looks even better in real life. Thank you!
hredmonds on Jun 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is the second fan I've bought for myself from Karmele. The quality of her work is impeccable. The most chic, durable summer accessory!
Jude on Jul 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is a beautiful and well made fan from Olelé. It joins the other beautiful five fans I have already bought from Karmele. I absolutely recommend her workmanship.
Carley on Jun 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
It’s so beautiful and worth every penny!! Thank you!
blueleadfish on Oct 11, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful fan and great quality. Also shipped very quickly!
Kristina on Sep 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful fan. Wonderful quality and craftsmanship. Thank you!
Michelle on Aug 4, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love this fan! It’s just the perfect size for me. You wouldn’t believe how hard quality fans in different sizes. The fan is absolutely gorgeous! The fabric, staves(? I believe they are called) good and solid. No wobbling here. I’ll probably order another. I don’t need it, but want to have a backup. Lol
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.
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.
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
Returns & exchanges
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.
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 the recipient's phone number for delivery.
Please add your phone number as a "note to seller" on checkout or send it on a message as soon as possible.
In case I didn't get a response from you the day before the set shipping date, I'll send your order out via Registered Mail (with no tracking information available and longer delivery time - up to three months on high traffic seasons)
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: If you didn't provide a phone number before the shipping date and your order was sent thorugh Registered Mail instead of DHL, tracking may not be available in your country and transit may be longer than usual, specially on high traffic dates.
Please be patient, I'll do my best to locate your package but don't expect me to refund or replace your order inmediatelly. I'll do it once I receive a confirmation from the postal service that your package is not reaching its destination.
Additional policies and FAQs
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!