200 years of life
Welcome, we are Guillermo and Paula Carbonell, 4th and 5th generation of a family dedicated to the manufacture of craft handfans.
My great-grandfather Arturo Carbonell Rubio started his trade buying an old factory more than 200 years ago.
He was followed by my grandfather A. Carbonell Requena, after his death, were his sons Arturo, Ricardo and José Carbonell Peydró who continued working in this trade. To this last one, my father, I happened to him initiating me in this artisan work for more than 40 years and learning all his secrets.
Now we want to share all those secrets with you.
C/Castellón 21, 46004 Valencia
963 41 53 95
Monday – Friday 9:30 a 13:30 / 16:00 a 20:00
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
“The best handfans in the world are made in Spain, the best handfan factory in Spain, without a doubt, Abanicos Carbonell C.B “
“The best handfans in the world … Abanicos Carbonell C.B, without competition in quality and beauty, incomparable!”
“Excellent artisanal handfans, I have not seen others with such a high level of quality Congratulations Carbonell.”
“It is an emblematic factory, with an old cachet but with a taste for all audiences.”
My name is Paula Carbonell and I am the 5th generation of the Carbonell, a family of handfans makers. Together with my parents, I am in charge of one of the oldest family businesses in the city of Valencia and the Valencian Community (Spain).
With more than 200 years of history behind us, and having grown up between links and paintings at first I was tempted to look elsewhere since I studied fashion design, but the handfan is an art that you want or not, you get infected, you end up surrendered at his feet.
Back home, to the handfans, I decided to take the brushes and started painting on silks because one of our painters had left it. The art of the handfan captivated me, I was good at it, it was in my blood and I decided to create my own collection of Paula Carbonell silk handfans.
They are 100% Spanish handfans, 100% handmade, 100% handmade and above all 100% EXCLUSIVE. I hope you like them as much as I enjoy painting them.
Restoration of handfans
We restore old handfans. You can bring that jewel you have at home and we will give back its shine.
We customize your handfans. We put your name, we paint it together with your fallera dress, we shape your design …
We assemble bobbins, lace or crochet handfans
We assemble your country of bobbin or lace in the linkage that you like. In this order, come to our store, choose the linkage and finally according to the chosen linkage, make your country lace or bobbin. We will assemble it.
We sell clothes to paint
If you want to make your own handfan, we will provide you with the cloth.