Our Story

WelcoTina Benayasme to Lands Far Away Imports, Inc. dedicated to offering a wide selection of authentic flamenco accessories and Spanish gifts.

Lands Far Away Imports was founded by my mother Tina Benayas in 1999. Born and raised in Toledo, Spain, my mother developed a passion for flamenco at a very young age. As a child, she watched the street dancers and became instantly enchanted. She loved the way they used the fans in their dances. She began dancing in secret, since it was not acceptable behavior in those times.

Many years later after moving to the US, Tina became a dance instructor in St. Petersburg, FL. Sharing her love of dance with the community was her mission. Her passion for flamenco and deep rooted pride in her heritage, inspired her to begin importing Spanish fans. Over time she added a large variety of flamenco accessories and other Spanish specialty items. One of the best memories I have of my mother, is that throughout her life she danced at every opportunity!

Tina’s hard work and determination turned Lands Far Away Imports into to a successful online store. We now serve customers all over the world and are thrilled to be a part of sharing the beauty of Spanish arts and culture.

ATina and LEann detailed newspaper article published in 1980 interviewing Tina gives a better sense of her life.

Over the years we have maintained our dedication to importing the finest quality flamenco products sourced directly from Spain. Working with qualified artisans who meet our standards along with specialized customer care is our priority.

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Leann Dixon-Benayas

 

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