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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
Eni A on Jul 18, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is the most beautiful and exciting fan I have ever bought. Everybody ask me where I got it! It’s strong, of excellent quality and with the exact same wax fabric used for a dress I bought in west Africa last year. I will regularly be buying from Olele going forward.
Jazy on Jul 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
I wanted a small fan with a plain fabric for semi-formal events like weddings or funerals. This fan was beautifully made and packaged very well. The size is perfect for slipping into a small handbag or clutch. Very happy with my purchase.
duttelut on Jun 25, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beutifull made fan from Olele - I love it, thank you 😊
Jason on Jun 4, 20205 out of 5 stars
Great fan. Delivered promptly. Good quality.
Friedrich on Mar 22, 20205 out of 5 stars
I was looking for the perfect fan for a man like me. Then I found Karmeles shop and this wonderfully beautiful accessory. And I was thrilled with him in a split of a second. Blue is my favorite color and the pattern immediately made me think of a night sky shining with thousands of stars. Bingo! Hit! It had to be! Karmele made the fan very clean and simply perfect. He is delivered in a very nice and fine dark blue leather pocket. So now I can keep him safely at all times. An absolutely perfect combination, in my opinion. I can't wait to use him on a sunny spring day. We had it yesterday, but with 5 degrees and cool wind... I am absolutely certain, that we will have warmer temperatures very soon. Now I wish Karmele continued success and that she and all her loved ones stay healthy. Kind regards, Friedrich
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 and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- 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.
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!