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Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

The art of reverse painting on glass was brought to Peru by settling Spaniards in the 15th century. Local artisans emulated the style found on mirrors and other Spanish household objects and, in time, added so much of their own inspiration that the technique became recognized as a Peruvian craft tradition. There are a dwindling number of Peruvian artists who still practice this unique and romantic art. Here the artisan captures the ethereal beauty of butterflies on the hinged lid of a handcrafted wooden jewelry box.


$69.00
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
(Based on 26 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Shona is a 20th-century name given to a number of related ethnic groups in Zimbabwe. They speak similar dialects of a standardized Shona language, and many trace their ancestry back to the 12th-century capital city of Great Zimbabwe, whose ruins are now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today’s Shona stone carvers draw inspiration from those ancient builders and speak of releasing the spirit trapped in stone as they carve and polish with hand tools. Each handmade sculpture is unique, as is the raw, hand-quarried soapstone it emerged from; please accept variations.


$98.00
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Men and women of Kenya’s Kamba tribe carve these safari animal napkin rings using hard olive wood. These workers are known as jua kali, a phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in woodworking or metal carving. Each set contains a zebra, giraffe, elephant, and leopard. Please allow for small variations in each handmade carving.


$36.00
Tunisian Fish Platter
Tunisian Fish Platter
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

At a small ceramic studio in Nabeul, Tunisia, on the Mediterranean coast, a small studio of potters and painters crafts this traditional ceramic platter. Red earthenware clay is formed by hand, fired to create a “bisque,” and then painted entirely freehand, without the use of decals or machines.


$55.00