I've become a bit obsessed recently with folding hand fans. A friend of mine brought one back as a gift from Japan a couple of years ago, and I've found it to be so useful! It's lightweight, easy to use, and fits into every bag I own (not to mention, it is a serious lifesaver for those hot and humid summer days!). I've been considering purchasing another one, which is how I stumbled upon the fabulous and funky Olele on Etsy. Each fan is handcrafted by Spanish-based artisan Karmele Luqui using top quality wood staves, and a beautiful array of ethnic fabrics. They come with matching leather cases as well, so the fan stays in tip-top shape for years to come- what a wonderful and unique gift, perfect for keeping cool during these final days of summer!
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All photos courtesy Olele.