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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
Set of Two Chinese Lantern Ornaments
Set of Two Chinese Lantern Ornaments
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

China’s Lantern Festival officially marks the end of lunar new year celebrations. People wear white to honor the moon and carry lanterns to light the path to a prosperous new year. Bring the joys of these celebrations into your own holiday traditions with our hand-painted glass ornaments.


$25.00
$4.99
Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens
Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

In an age of smart phones with digital cameras and instant connection to social media from almost any corner of the world, it’s almost old-fashioned to write a postcard or keep a travel journal. Let these handsome cloisonné pens inspire you to slow down and reflect on your adventures. In this craft tradition that dates back to the Byzantine era, each pen is handcrafted using a wire outline that is filled with powdered enamel and heated to a porcelain-like finish. Twist-open, black, refillable ballpoint.


$29.00
Scrimshaw Whale Box
Scrimshaw Whale Box
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

By 1800, New England was the center of the world's whaling industry. Sailors spent long months at sea, and one of the ways they passed the time was creating scrimshaw—etched bones or tusks that were blackened with soot or tobacco to highlight the design. This contemporary scrimshaw box is made of water buffalo bone and reproduces a design that a sailor may have made for his sweetheart at home.


$35.00
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Cloisonné was developed thousands of years ago during the Byzantine era and traveled via the Silk Road to China, where it has flourished as an art form ever since. To create a design in cloisonné, an artist's original sketch must be traced using thin strips of wire. Into this wire "scaffolding" is inserted powdered enamel that, when baked, fills the outlines and creates a porcelain-like appearance.


$32.00
Florentine Chess Set
Florentine Chess Set
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

One of the earliest mentions of chess in Italy is the story of an 11th-century Florentine clergyman who was reprimanded for staying up late playing the game in a “house of entertainment.” Today, chess sets are among the many crafts for which Florentine artisans are known. This set features hand-carved wooden pieces and a faux-leather board. Reverses to a backgammon board with resin pieces.


$199.00
$55.99
Vintage-style American Mah-jongg Set
Vintage-style American Mah-jongg Set
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

This Chinese game of skill and strategy became a national craze when an American importer developed a set of simplified rules in the early 1920s. Our set features richly detailed and historically accurate reproductions of antique mah-jongg tiles. Includes 166 resin tiles carved with the traditional bamboo, dragon, and flower motifs (152 to play the game, plus 14 extra), wooden dice, and instructions for American-style play, all in a brass-handled wooden carrying case.


$49.95
$32.99
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
(Based on 13 reviews)
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
Punu Mask from Gabon
Punu Mask from Gabon
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

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
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
Celtic Pewter Tankard
Celtic Pewter Tankard
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Raise a toast to health and happiness with this handcrafted pewter tankard. Sized to hold the perfect pint, the design features a double band of Celtic knots. The Birmingham, England, company that makes these tankards has been in business for more than 230 years, and has the world's largest collection of antique molds. The body is formed from a single sheet of pewter. The handle is then gravity-cast from lead-free pewter using a bronze mold. Finally two bands depicting a never-ending Celtic knot are hand-soldered on.


$79.00
$46.99
Tuareg Woven Basket
Tuareg Woven Basket
(Based on 1 review)
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
Cloisonné Peacock Pillbox
Cloisonné Peacock Pillbox
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

In China, peacocks symbolize beauty and dignity. Until the early 20th century, peacock feathers were given as awards for service or generosity—the more “eyes” on the feather, the more significant the award. This petite peacock pillbox is made using centuries-old cloisonné techniques, with hand-applied Swarovski crystals.


$55.00
$7.99
Reverse-painted Glass Jewelry Box
Reverse-painted Glass Jewelry Box
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Popular during the Spanish colonial era in Peru, the art of reverse-glass painting dwindled until local artisans rediscovered it in the 1960s. Designs are painted on the back of glass—first the details and outlines, then highlights, then the background. Glass panels decorated with swirling floral motifs adorn this petite gold-painted wooden jewelry box.


$79.00
$20.99