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Colorful Home Accents

Murano Glass Bird
Murano Glass Bird
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

The island of Murano has been known for its glassmaking since the 13th century, when the Venetian Republic ordered all of the glassmaking furnaces there to be moved away from Venice’s wooden architecture. Each colorful bird, accented with gold leaf, is handmade using centuries-old techniques by a husband and wife in their small Murano studio. Please allow for variation.


Available colors: Blue, Crystal
$58.00
Talavera-style Butterfly Wall Art
Talavera-style Butterfly Wall Art
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Talavera pottery combines centuries of Moorish tradition, Spanish technique, and Mexican skill. Artisans hand-mold this ceramic butterfly, which is allowed to dry in the sun before being painted with a bright white glaze. Then, its wings are decorated using a traditional color palette of blue, green, yellow, red, brown, and black glaze. The result is a vibrant sculpture made in the talavera style by a family-run studio in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico. Comes ready to hang.


$49.00
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
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Category: Home & Garden/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
$19.99
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
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Category: Home & Garden/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
Talavera-style Frog Planter
Talavera-style Frog Planter
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Talavera-style pottery techniques have been passed down through generations of Mexican craftspeople since the style was first introduced by Spaniards in the 17th century. The bright colors of this placid frog planter are part of the traditional color palette. Handcrafted in the talavera style in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico.


$75.00
Traditional Irish Aran Throw
Traditional Irish Aran Throw
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this cozy, cream-colored wool throw, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% merino wool.


$129.00
Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter
Talavera-style Dove of Peace Planter
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

The distinctly Mexican pottery called talavera traces its origins to Spanish majolica, which was itself an adaptation of tin-glazed ceramics introduced by the Moors. This brightly glazed dove is handcrafted in the talavera style at the Castillo family workshop in Guanajuato, Mexico. Earthenware pottery is covered with a white tin glaze, then decorated with pigments before being fired. The viscous glaze lends a glossy surface and helps the colored design remain crisp.


$59.00
$22.99
Brazilian Woven Double Hammock
Brazilian Woven Double Hammock
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Hammocks have been used in Brazil for centuries, for sleeping and for transporting goods. In the northeast, many people sleep in hammocks every night. Elsewhere, they’re the ultimate symbol of tropical relaxation, especially in a style that’s wide enough for two. This striped, 100% cotton hammock is woven in Ceará, Brazil, in coastal colors, and finished with crocheted accents.


$129.00
$89.99
Brazilian Carnival Art Glass Vase
Brazilian Carnival Art Glass Vase
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

The Seguso family of Murano, Italy, has been listed in that city’s census of master glassblowers since the 1300s. In 1954 Sao Paulo invited Mario Seguso to create commemorative art glass for its 400th anniversary. He became so enchanted with the country that he moved there, where his sons continue the family tradition. This substantial Murano glass vase is inspired by the colorful energy of Carnival in the Segusos’ adopted country.


$298.00
$199.99
Felted Wool Songbird Ornaments - Set of 3
Felted Wool Songbird Ornaments - Set of 3
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Cheerful and bright, this felted trio brings a welcome burst of warmth and color to any room. Women in rural Kathmandu use this traditional skill and local materials to handcraft colorful ornaments inspired by some of North America’s most beloved songbirds.


$36.00
Vintage Indian Wooden Bowls
Vintage Indian Wooden Bowls
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In the remote mountain villages of Nagaland in the far northeast of India, hand-carved wooden bowls like these would have been used to make Naga specialties like kennie nku, a flatbread made from sticky rice, or akhuni, a fermented soybean paste. These vintage kitchen tools can still be appreciated for their rustic charm and the many family meals and village celebrations they’ve contributed to. Each handmade, antique bowl is painted in bright colors, but still bears the scratches and scars that give it character.


Available colors: Green, Orange, Yellow
$75.00
$39.99
Hand-carved Indian Truck
Hand-carved Indian Truck
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Evoke the creative spirit of Rajasthan, India, with this colorful decorative truck crafted from reclaimed mango wood. In India, where some drivers refer to their truck as beta or beti (son or daughter), this penchant for personalization has become a bona fide art form. Drivers spend hours decorating their trucks with calligraphy and elaborate floral patterns. This rustic accent piece is a miniature version of the vibrant vehicles that add so much color to Indian roads.


$198.00
$99.99
Senegalese Table Baskets - Set of 2
Senegalese Table Baskets - Set of 2
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Whether bringing crops from the field or food to market, hand-woven baskets have been a part of West African life for millennia. Beautiful and bright, these table baskets are colorful examples of how this ancient art has been adapted to the new reality of a globalized continent. Using a traditional coiling technique, and working together with other women from their village, weavers from Senegal’s Wolof tribe braid a thick cattail grass called njodax with strips of recycled plastic.


$149.00
Senegalese Nesting Bowls - Set of 3
Senegalese Nesting Bowls - Set of 3
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An unexpected flash of color is your first clue—there is more to these traditional West African baskets than meets the eye. Using a traditional coiling technique, and working together with other women from their village, rural women from Senegal’s Wolof community braid a thick cattail grass called njodax with strips of recycled plastic. In the past, palm fronds would have been used with the njodax, but for several decades the women have been partial to inexpensive and colorful recycled plastics they can find in the city.


$59.00