Spanish hand fans, abanicos, Spanish fans, Folding fans                                                                                                           


Abanicos - Spanish Hand Fans

The origin of folding hand fans can be traced all the way back to Egyptian times where paintings depict fans made of ostrich feathers. The Japanese were actually the first to make the fans foldable, inspired by a bat's wing.  The use of fans was brought into Europe in the 16th Century by the Portuguese. Because it was an expensive object, the use of hand fans was primarily for upper class ladies.  In time, the use of the hand fans spread and everyone began using them. The shape, colour, material and size determined the ladies' status and class. Today, Spain is one of the few European countries that still manufacture fans.

In Spain, fans are still widely used and play animportant role in the culture and dance, as well as relief from the extreme summer heat! The Spanish hand fan also has an interesting "language".  Young ladies would attend balls in the company of a female chaperone who were entrusted with watching over them. The girls found ways of communicating with their admirers without attracting attention by holding the fan in certain positions, and using different gestures.

Here is a copy of "THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF THE FAN" for you to enjoy!




BRIDAL & SPECIAL

OCCASION FANS



HAND PAINTED FANS
TRIMMED WITH LACE



FABRIC AND LACE

FANS



LACE TRIMMED
SCREEN PRINTED FANS




PERICONES
LARGE FANS


SCREEN PRINTED
FANS



COLLECTOR

FANS




HAND PAINTED
WOOD FANS


SOLID COLOR
WOOD FANS


MINI FANS - PARTY FAVORS 


PERSONALIZED FANS
 WITH YOUR MESSAGE OR LOGO
 
        


SPANISH HAND FANS


Lace Fans
Lace Trimmed Printed  
Printed Fans
Lace Trimmed Hand Painted
Large Fans - Pericones
Hand Painted Wood Fans
Solid Color Wood Fans
Hand Painted Wood Collector Fans
Wedding & Special Occasion
Custom Logo Fans
Fan Stands, Spokes & Miscellany



SALE


SPANISH SHAWLS & VEILS


Lace Mantillas
Wedding Veils
Mantones & Picos
Traingular Shawls

FLAMENCO

Flamenco Accessories
Castanets
Peinetas - Hair Combs
Flamenco Shoes
CD'S and DVD's


JEWELRY & DOLLS

Damascene Jewelry
Spanish Dolls

COMPANY INFORMATION

About Us
Contact & Location
Shipping Rates
Return Policy
Secure Ordering
Testimonials
Links



 

Lands Far Away Imports, Inc.
8000 118th Avenue North - Largo, FL 33773 USA
Phone: 727-400-6804
FAX: 727-400-6810

WE ARE LOCATED IN THE USA







Lands Far Away Imports, Inc © Copyright 2014