Vibrant African Handmade Hand Fans

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Shayna Walker

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Shayna Walker


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About AyaHandFans

Sales 279
On Etsy since 2020

The Origins of Aya Hand Fans

I've wanted to start a business for a few years now, but always became overwhelmed when trying to figure out how. On a recent trip to Accra, Ghana, I met Joe Kalala, a Ghanaian artisan. His fans were absolutely beautiful and he was very personable. I brought his fans back as gifts to friends and family. They were a hit! I realized this could be a great business and Aya Hand Fans was born. Aya is an adinkra symbol and means fern, which symbolizes endurance and resourcefulness.

Shop members

  • Shayna


    Shayna is a Brooklyn native and proudly joins the Black business community. She is an avid traveler, carnival goer and enjoys learning about/experiencing new cultures. Aya is her labor of love. She hopes you love the fans as much as she does.

Production partners

  • Craftsman in Accra, Ghana

    Accra, Ghana

    Joe is the craftsman that makes these fans by hand at the Art Center in Accra, Ghana. He uses African wax print and genuine leather.

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2020


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Last updated on May 11, 2022

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Sizing details

The fan dimensions are 2" wide x 9" long when folded and 11.25" in diameter with a 4" handle when open.

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