When I was a little girl, my grandma – whom we called Nanay – wouldn’t hear the mass without her wallet, hankie, and hand fan. She had more than one hand fan and being the curious little one, I’d use hers during the First Friday Masses at school. They aren’t ordinary hand fans, though. My grandma was fond of anything elegant that’s why the hand fans she owned were really classy. Now, when I go to church, I seldom see women fan themselves with beautiful hand fans. Unfortunately, the ‘alternative’ hand fans they use are cardboards with advertisement on them and round cloth fans from the recent political campaigns by the candidates. Luckily, I came across Fashion Hand Fans, an online shop that sells one-of-a-kind hand fans made from Spain.
Did you know that hand fans were from Egyptians and Asians? I wasn’t surprised because I saw Chinese paintings with women holding big hand fans. Here in the Philippines, hand fans are widely known as “abaniko” or “pamaypay”.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but hand fans were quite popular in my country during the Spanish era as they were a symbol for modest ladies. These hand fans were used to cover their mouths when laughing, especially in front of gentlemen. Basically, they were a tool for communication back then. I’d love to learn the language of the fan.
Want to learn the language? Here are a few things you need to remember:
So let’s get to the real deal. Besides the attractive and stunning fans they offer, Fashion Hand Fans’ creations are all hand-made. Isn’t it amazing? I mean, it’s never easy to make a hand fan with your bare hands but FHF is able to do it.
They have great artists that have a wide range of imagination for the designs. In fact, I’ve already set my eyes on 3 fans that I think would set me apart from everyone else. Silvia Ruso’s From The Sea and Gaudibear interesting colors that are hard to ignore. Hey, it’s the first time I saw that kind of design for a fan.
Elena Esteban’s Samarkandreminded me the Indian goddesses for its refined details. I’d definitely carry this everywhere I go so everyone can see how fabulous hand fans are.
Now if you’re a bride-to-be, Fashion Hand Fans has this exquisite Wedding Hand Fan Princess crafted by Vicente Benlloch to accompany your wedding gown. Can I carry this on my special day? 🙂
Wait, there’s more! Fashion Hand Fans have categorized their to-die-for fans – which are available from 31,99€ to 95,99€ – into 5 classifications namely: Urban Fantasy, Nature, New Classic, Vintage, and Wedding. I’m not done just yet.
Fashion Hand Fans values their customers so much that they actually offer customizationfor the fan of their choice. How does it work? You can have your hand fan designed after your favorite dress or even shoes. Send them a photo of that item you want to take inspiration from and Fashion Hand Fans will make the budget for you. Easy-peasy, isn’t it?
Take your pick, dearies. Fashion Hand Fans ship worldwide so you need not to worry about a thing. All you have to do is visit their site and create an account so it’ll be easier for them to send your orders. What are you waiting for? Go click, click, and click! Happy hand fan shopping!
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Photos are from Fashion Hand Fans