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.
Kittie Peters on Oct 12, 2016
I ordered a custom left handed fan from Olele as I've wanted one for forever, but never find any at art faires. It is absolutely lovely and high quality. Came right when she said it would. I highly recommend.
Carolyn Pritchett on Oct 7, 2016
Gorgeous fan to keep me cool in the NYC subway heat.
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.
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