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Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
(Based on 29 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles

In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This set of four handcrafted miniature terra-cotta models of classic poses general, soldier, and archer arrives in a black silk gift box. The National Geographic Museum is sponsoring an exhibition of Qin warriors and other burial artifacts in fall 2009.


$39.00
National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock
National Geographic ''My Town'' Map Clock
(Based on 50 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Using seamless USGS topographic data, we're able to create home decor featuring maps of your most meaningful places. Provide any U.S. address and artisans in New England will create a clock on cork-backed, rustic tumbled marble-that reproduces a map of your location.


$69.00
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
Set of Eight Rajasthani Sparkling Pocket Mirrors
(Based on 13 reviews)
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
Personalized Aerial Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Personalized Aerial Map Jigsaw Puzzle
(Based on 40 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents
Put your home at the center of it all with this made-to-order map jigsaw. The 400-piece puzzle features a house-shaped center piece covering your chosen location. Spectacular satellite photography gives you a bird's-eye view of your surrounding community; just provide a full street address with zip code for the center point. The box also has space to write your own personal message, making it perfect for gift giving. Shows an area of 1 1/2 miles east to west and 1 mile north to south.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
  • U.S. postal addresses only.

$49.95
African Shona Elephant Sculpture
African Shona Elephant Sculpture
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Sculptures & Vases
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.
$79.00
National Geographic Shut the Box Game
National Geographic Shut the Box Game
(Based on 33 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles
After their sails were still for the night, Norman mariners would get out their dice and play Shut-the-Box. The simple and addictive game made its way around the world as trade increased among Europe, Africa, and China, and it remains especially popular in the U.K. today. Roll the dice and lay down any combination of tiles to match your roll. Keep rolling until you can't match your roll on the remaining tiles. Low score wins; lay down all the tiles and you've shut the box. Easy to learn and hard to stop playing, this handsome antiqued edition features an Old World look, wooden box, and wooden dice and tiles.
$35.00
Personalized Chinese Hand-carved Seal
Personalized Chinese Hand-carved Seal
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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
Talavera Salsera Serving Set
Talavera Salsera Serving Set
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Kitchen & Dining/Tabletop
Fusing Moorish tradition with Spanish techniques and indigenous Mexican talent, the Castillo family of Guanajuato, Mexico, crafts these molded ceramics. Each piece is first painted white, giving the artisans a blank canvas to spice with vibrant, one-of-a-kind floral designs rendered in lead-free glazes.
$99.00
Tibetan Chime of Compassion
Tibetan Chime of Compassion
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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.
$59.00
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 & Garden/Kitchen & Dining/Coasters
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
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
Shona Giraffe Sculpture
(Based on 26 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Sculptures & Vases

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.


$99.00
Chalet Cuckoo Clock
Chalet Cuckoo Clock
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Cuckoo clocks have been a specialty of artisans in Germany’s Black Forest and the nearby Swiss Alps since the mid-18th century. Our charming wooden chalet-style clock features a young accordion player in traditional dress, accompanied by a Saint Bernard carrying a barrel of brandy, which is a staple of Alpine folklore. A cuckoo emerges from the rafters to announce each hour. Includes automatic night-off light sensor.


$225.00
Songbirds Choir, Five-Bird Set
Songbirds Choir, Five-Bird Set
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds
Set of 12 Blown-glass Chinese Songbirds
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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
British Sopwith Camel Model Plane
British Sopwith Camel Model Plane
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles
Handmade with silk canvas over a wooden frame, this model captures a piece of military history and celebrates the fighter plane that eventually brought down Germany's most feared pilot, the Red Baron. There are only seven original Sopwith Camels still in existence, on display at aviation museums in such diverse places as Little Rock, Arkansas, and Krakow, Poland.
$149.00
Pendleton National Park Blankets
Pendleton National Park Blankets
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Pillows & Throws

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
Art Nouveau-inspired Tortoise Lamp
Art Nouveau-inspired Tortoise Lamp
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Kitchen & Dining/Linens

Men and women of Kenya’s Kamba tribe carve these safari animal napkin rings 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 set contains a zebra, giraffe, elephant, and leopard. Please allow for small variations in each handmade carving.


$36.00
Set of Two Celadon Elephants
Set of Two Celadon Elephants
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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
$44.99
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
(Based on 6 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
South African Raku Elephant
South African Raku Elephant
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Sculptures & Vases
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
Irish Pewter Compass
Irish Pewter Compass
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles
The history of pewter-casting in Ireland dates back more than 800 years, where it was first found in the castles and manors of wealthy patrons. This functional pewter-finished compass is decorated with a hand-etched Celtic design inspired by the elaborate illustrations found in the eighth-century Book of Kells. Made in County Westmeath in central Ireland, near the shores of Lough Derravaragh. Includes a woven strap and belt clip.
$39.00
$29.99
Custom Nautical Tile Clock
Custom Nautical Tile Clock
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Home & Garden/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
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
(Based on 11 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
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
Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
Zimbabwe Lion Sculpture
(Based on 14 reviews)
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
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
Eye of the Leopard DVD
Eye of the Leopard DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Eye of the Leopard takes us on an enthralling journey deep into the rarely seen lives of leopards. Award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert capture a remarkably intimate and gripping story of a leopard's survival in wild, unspoiled Africa over a period of three years.


$24.95