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Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens
Set of 5 Cloisonné Pens
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: 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
Pendleton National Park Blankets
Pendleton National Park Blankets
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Pendleton Woolen Mills has created distinctive blankets honoring America’s National Parks since the early 1900s. Each blanket has unique historic designs and colors that date back to frontier trading posts. The original blankets had 3, 4, or 5 black stripes incorporated in the design, which indicated the value. Fur trappers would bring their catch to the trading posts, and traders would hold up fingers to indicate the weight of the blanket in pounds that they were willing to trade for the trapper’s goods.


Available styles: Grand Canyon, Glacier Park, Yellowstone
$199.00
Scrimshaw Whale Box
Scrimshaw Whale Box
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: 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 6 reviews)
Category: 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
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
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
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
(Based on 11 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
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