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Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

The population of lions in the wild has been decimated since the mid-20th century. Zimbabwe, where this fierce lion is hand-carved from rapoko soapstone, is one of only a handful of countries where these kings and queens of the jungle are still found in the wild. Please accept variations in each unique stone.


$49.00
$6.99
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
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
Irish Connemara Marble Compact
Irish Connemara Marble Compact
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Ancient materials and old-fashioned glamour combine in this classic compact that’s destined to become a special heirloom. The lid of this silver-plated compact is made from a smooth disk of polished Connemara marble. Quarried in western Ireland, Connemara marble dates from the Precambrian era more than 900 million years ago. Handcrafted in the Walsh family’s Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, studio using marble from their own quarry, the compact features two mirrors inside and a sturdy spring-loaded button clasp.


$29.00
Kenyan Olive-wood Giraffe Salad Servers
Kenyan Olive-wood Giraffe Salad Servers
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Men and women of Kenya’s Kamba tribe carve these giraffe salad servers 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 server is carved from a single branch of wood; please allow for small variations in each handmade carving.

$36.00
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
Choir Pyramid
Choir Pyramid
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

In Germany's Erzgebirgskreis district, home of the Ore Mountains and just north of the Czech border, the town of Seiffen is known for its wooden toys and Christmas traditions. When silver and tin mines started dying down in the 17th century, crafts like lacemaking and carved wooden toys and figurines began to take its place. Today Seiffen is known for its nutcrackers, "smoking men" carvings, and choir pyramids.


$85.00
Tuareg Woven Basket
Tuareg Woven Basket
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Using the leave of the doum palm, women of Niger’s Tuareg tribe weave this shallow basket using a method called poinĉon, after the French word for an awl or punch tool. This natural, ecological material is richly abundant in the Tuareg’s landscape and the products have always been used in their nomadic life.


$89.00
$59.99
Kenyan Carved Olive-wood Safari Animal Ornaments - Set of 4
Kenyan Carved Olive-wood Safari Animal Ornaments - Set of 4
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In the Gikomba area of Nairobi, Kenya, men and women of the Kamba tribe carve these safari animal ornaments using hard olive wood. The men carve the rock-hard wood using hand tools, and the women paint the figures. These workers are known as jua kali, a Swahili phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in Kenya's informal work sector, such as street vendors, repairmen, and artisans in woodworking or metal carving.


$36.00
Soapstone Kenyan Nativity
Soapstone Kenyan Nativity
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Western Kenya’s Kisii tribe live in the rich agricultural highlands in Nyanza. In addition to farming crops like sorghum and millet and raising livestock on their lands, the Kisii have a strong craft tradition that includes basketry and soapstone carving. Soapstone is easy to carve and is quarried in the nearby Tabaka Hills. Intricate patterns featuring interlocked loops and cut-outs are a hallmark of Kisii carving style.


$49.00
Punu Mask from Gabon
Punu Mask from Gabon
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For the Kota people of Eastern Gabon, the delicate and ghostly Ogooue masks represent incarnations of returned ancestor spirits who come to aid the living and guide the deceased to the hereafter. Traditionally, the Kota and Mukudji peoples would wear these masks during important village festivals. Gabonese artisan Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves each of these stunning replica masks out of local Sese wood. Each finished piece is treated with clay to create a delicate antique patina.


$175.00
Irish Connemara Marble Trinket Box
Irish Connemara Marble Trinket Box
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Connemara marble, found only in western Ireland, was formed 900 million years ago during the Precambrian era. It comes in a range of hues that reflect the country’s “forty shades of green”; each piece of the stone is one of a kind. This elegant, silver-plated trinket box features a polished lid of Connemara marble as unique as the treasures you’ll keep inside it. Handcrafted by the Walsh family in their Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, studio, using Connemara marble from their own quarry in Lossoughter.


$28.00
Murano Glass Perfume Bottle
Murano Glass Perfume Bottle
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

The glowing furnaces of this tiny, husband-and-wife studio in Murano, Italy, beckon visitors on the Venetian island renowned for its glassmaking. Each delicate perfume bottle is perfect for a windowsill or vanity where it can reflect sunlight. Each is handmade and unique.


Available colors: Pink, Purple
$55.00
$29.99