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Classic Home Accents

 

Art Nouveau-inspired Tortoise Lamp
Art Nouveau-inspired Tortoise Lamp
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
The art nouveau movement of the early 20th century was inspired by nature, Eastern art and design, and a desire to create objects that were both beautiful and functional. This glowing stained-glass tortoise lamp with a brass-finished base is made in the tradition of classic art glass from the 1910s. Chinese mythology tells that the tortoise is one of four creatures who rule the corners of heaven, where it represents strength, longevity, and endurance.
$39.00
African Shona Elephant Sculpture
African Shona Elephant Sculpture
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Shona art, created by Zimbabwe's largest tribe, is one of the most significant art forms to come out of Africa in the 20th century. Family relationships, such as this pair, are often represented by the animal kingdom in Shona art. The artists believe that their chiseling and polishing releases the spirit form that is trapped within the rapoka stone. As each piece is one of a kind, please expect variation in the color and veining of the stone.
$78.00
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
(Based on 25 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
Personalized Chinese Hand-carved Seal
Personalized Chinese Hand-carved Seal
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

In China, seal carving is such a revered skill that it's regarded as one of the "four treasured arts," along with painting, calligraphy, and poetry. Seals, also called chops, are used to sign everything from official documents to works of art. Often topped with elaborate carved motifs, the "name" end is dipped in brilliant red seal paste and stamped onto the paper.


$48.00
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
During Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, families gather to celebrate with lanterns, fireworks, and candles. In India's rural states, Diwali decorations often incorporate tiny slivers of mirror that cast glittering reflections. Perfect for stocking stuffers or party favors, these compact-size mirrors are crafted in that same sparkling spirit. Rajasthani women gather lac, a resin from trees, and mold it like clay into a disk shape. Before the lac hardens, beads and hand-cut mirrors are pressed into its surface. Handmade in India. Set of 8.
$29.00
Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds
Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Bird raising in China dates back to the founding of the Qing dynasty in 1644. Members of the new elite class spent their time in teahouses showing off their birds with friends and learning about new and different species. These whimsical, brightly colored blown-glass ornaments celebrate that traditional love for small songbirds as well as the deeper mythological belief that birds are a link between heaven and Earth. 2 3/4''L.
$29.00
South African Raku Elephant
South African Raku Elephant
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Artisans in South Africa use raku pottery techniques to create this colorful elephant. The bright color-block pattern is inspired by the beadwork and painted homes that are artistic hallmarks of the northeastern Ndzundza Ndebele people. Elephants symbolize steadfastness and wisdom—a pair of curved tusks even frames South Africa's coat of arms. Popular lore says that elephants never forget, and they often recognize humans and other elephants even after decades, making this handcrafted sculpture a touching gift for a loved one who is far away. Colors may vary in each handcrafted sculpture.
$55.00
Custom Nautical Tile Clock
Custom Nautical Tile Clock
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Nautical maps can inspire seaside daydreams as well as provide a wealth of information for safe sailing. With coastal outlines and depth markings, boaters can begin to read the topography of the world away from land. Provide us with the town and zip code closest to your waterside home or favorite spot along the U.S. coastal waterways, the Great Lakes, Alaska, or Hawaii, and artisans in New England will screen print a local chart on tumbled marble to create an analog clock.


$65.00
Festival of Lights Mirrored Votives
Festival of Lights Mirrored Votives
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, when families gather to celebrate with lanterns, fireworks, and candles. In India's rural Kutch and Gujarat states, Diwali decorations often incorporate tiny slivers of mirror that cast glittering reflections. These traditional Diwali votives begin with lac—a resin that Gujarati women gather from trees and mold like clay. Before the lac hardens, beads and hand-cut mirrors are pressed into its surface. Replaceable tea-light candles included. Set of four. Handmade in India.
$26.00
Tibetan Chime of Compassion
Tibetan Chime of Compassion
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Inscribed with one of the most significant mantras in Buddhism—Om mani padme hum—this handcrafted chime is created by Tibetan refugees residing in northern India. Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, or even viewing it in its written form, invokes the blessings of the Buddha of Compassion. Cast from a combination of metals, the hand-tuned chime produces a clear tone when struck. Features brass stand with cloud motif and wooden base and striker.
$55.00
Miniature Egyptian Glass Perfume Bottle Set
Miniature Egyptian Glass Perfume Bottle Set
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Egyptians are believed to be the first to incorporate fragrances and perfume into their cultural rituals, and intricate perfume bottles have been discovered within the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. Our beautiful examples are hand-blown and shaped in Egypt using a technique that has been in use since the 13th century. Each is a unique creation accented with 24k gold, painted in delicate translucent colors, and finally topped with a sculpted leaf-shaped stopper. Fill them with perfumes or scented oils. No two are alike. Set of five.
$39.00
$14.99
Nautical Chart Coasters - Set of 4
Nautical Chart Coasters - Set of 4
(Based on 20 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
With depth information and the outlines of hidden sandbars, nautical charts reveal safe passage to sailors. To the casual viewer, they evoke seaside memories and dreams of open water. Provide us with the town or landmark closest to your waterside home or favorite spot anywhere along the U.S. coastal waterways, the Great Lakes, Alaska, or Hawaii, and artisans in New England will create a cork-backed, four-tile marble coaster set that reproduces a local chart.


$55.00
Songbirds Choir, Five-Bird Set
Songbirds Choir, Five-Bird Set
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Inside each plush figure, a microchip plays the authentic sound of its species as recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Fun for children and adults alike; everyone can learn the sounds and then use their ears to find these birds in their own backyard. Set of Five conatins: Eastern Bluebird, Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Cardinal, and Robin.
$39.95
Set of Two Celadon Elephants
Set of Two Celadon Elephants
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Although ceramics have flourished in Thailand since the 9th century, celadon stoneware has been an especially revered Thai art form since the 13th century. When the Chinese brought celadon techniques to the kingdom then called Siam, the ancient capital of Sukhothai became a center for world-renowned celadon artisans. This expressive elephant and her child speak to Thailand's cultural reverence for the powerful animals. They are believed to have great wisdom, and popular superstition says that it's good luck to walk underneath an elephant's belly.
$65.00
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