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Balinese Batik Jacket
Balinese Batik Jacket
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Member Products/Apparel & Accessories

Artisans in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, use traditional wax-resist batik techniques to create the soft floral pattern on these two-tone separates. The jacket features black trim at the collar and cuffs, with mother-of-pearl buttons.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$88.00
$24.99
Nepalese Velvet Jacket
Nepalese Velvet Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

The quilting method called "trapunto" that accents this lightweight jacket is found in the traditional garments worn by the Gurung tribe in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. In trapunto, originally an Italian technique, the design is sewn into two layers of fabric, and then raised shapes are created by inserting stuffing through slits or spaces in the weave of the backing fabric. It was popular in the U.S. through the Civil War, but few designers today take the time to work the technique by hand.


Available colors: Black, Merlot
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
California Wall Map
California Wall Map
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Maps/Wall Maps/U.S. State Maps
This map offers a dramatic visualization of California's physical geography. Land cover colorization distinguishes forests and deserts. Stunning shaded relief depicts mountains and ocean depths. The map identifies cities, towns, islands, airports, national and state parks, military bases, mountains (with peak elevations), lakes, rivers, and other natural features. This map is printed on a premium print quality stock, which is ideal for framing.
$14.99
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
Indonesian Women's Teman Bracelet
Indonesian Women's Teman Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry

Java is renowned for its silversmiths, who have an extensive repertoire of skills and styles. These braided chain bracelets, called teman for the Indonesian word for friend, are made using an interlocked technique known as tulang naga, or “dragon bone.” Sterling silver.


$125.00
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
Celtic Pewter Key Chain
Celtic Pewter Key Chain
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Travel/Travel Accessories

Bring some of the luck o' the Irish wherever you go with this pewter and steel keychain, embellished with a classic Celtic trinity knot, also called the triquetra. Found in ancient Celtic texts like the Book of Kells, it has also become a symbol of the Christian holy trinity. In Celtic tradition, it symbolizes strength and unity—the knot itself has no beginning or end.


$28.00
Kenyan Olive-wood Giraffe Salad Servers
Kenyan Olive-wood Giraffe Salad Servers
(Based on 1 review)
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
Caserta Palace Pearl Earrings
Caserta Palace Pearl Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Earrings

From the Palazzo Reale in Turin to the Reggia di Caserta in the south, Italy’s former royal residences continue to inspire. These sweeping, baroque-style earrings are handcrafted in Italy using brass and freshwater pearls in a style inspired by Renaissance portraits found in the famous Uffizi Gallery, once headquarters of the Medici dynasty.


$129.00
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
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
Marmara Sea Chalcedony Necklace
Marmara Sea Chalcedony Necklace
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry

From Roman seals to Victorian cameos, blue-gray chalcedony has been used in jewelry for millennia. It bears the name of the ancient Turkish port of Chalcedon on the Sea of Marmara. Today these romantic accents are handmade in India, where much of the world’s chalcedony is mined. Sterling silver.


$195.00
$129.99
Marmara Sea Chalcedony Earrings
Marmara Sea Chalcedony Earrings
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry

From Roman seals to Victorian cameos, blue-gray chalcedony has been used in jewelry for millennia. It bears the name of the ancient Turkish port of Chalcedon on the Sea of Marmara. Today these romantic accents are handmade in India, where much of the world’s chalcedony is mined. Sterling silver.


$65.00
$44.99
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
(Based on 8 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
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The 6th and latest edition includes 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.


$27.95
Amber Intaglio Rose Earrings
Amber Intaglio Rose Earrings
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry

Often found along Baltic shores, amber is the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees and is among the oldest and most prized materials in human adornment. Ancient Chinese lore tells that when tigers die, their souls become amber. In Old Norse tradition, amber symbolized the tears of the goddess of love.


$59.00
Nepalese Travel Jacket
Nepalese Travel Jacket
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
The quilting method called ''trapunto,'' which accents this lightweight jacket, is found in the traditional garments worn in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. Handmade from breathable 100% cotton, this colorful, cultural travel jacket features hidden zippered pockets that offer a secure place to stash valuables. With a collarless cut, front patch pockets, and carved horn buttons, it is a beautiful way to carry the culture of the world with you on your travels. Handmade by artisans in Nepal.
Available colors: Black, Blue, Lavender, Orange
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$135.00
Maya Beaded Earrings
Maya Beaded Earrings
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry

The Tz‘utujil are one of the smallest of the ethnic subgroups that make up Maya culture. Living in the Lago de Atitlan region of Guatemala, they raise coffee and maize in addition to welcoming tourists who are drawn by Tz‘utujil painting, weaving, and beadwork. The beaded medallions in this colorful jewelry are handcrafted by Tz‘utujil artisans using glass seed beads and Czech fire-polished glass crystals.


$24.00
Compact Universal Travel Adapter and USB Charger
Compact Universal Travel Adapter and USB Charger
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Travel/Travel Accessories

Pack lighter and travel more efficiently with this unique all-in-one adapter.


$49.95
$12.99
Chilean Inca Necklace
Chilean Inca Necklace
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry
In the Andes mountains at elevations of more than 12,000 feet, open trenches accessible only by mule yield gleaming stones, including lapis lazuli, the national stone of Chile. The Inca kingdom flourished in this part of the world, and today jewelers in family-owned shops in Santiago draw on geometric Inca designs to create pieces that blend history and geography into wearable art. The tapered forms of these lapis lazuli, turquoise, jasper, chrysocolla, and pyrite stones, outlined in sterling silver, echo the shape of ancient stone doorways found at Incan ruins.
$248.00
Chilean Inca Earrings
Chilean Inca Earrings
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry
In the Andes mountains at elevations of more than 12,000 feet, open trenches accessible only by mule yield gleaming stones, including lapis lazuli, the national stone of Chile. The Inca kingdom flourished in this part of the world, and today jewelers in family-owned shops in Santiago draw on geometric Inca designs to create pieces that blend history and geography into wearable art. The tapered forms of these lapis lazuli, turquoise, jasper, chrysocolla, and pyrite stones, outlined in sterling silver, echo the shape of ancient stone doorways found at Incan ruins.
$48.00
Aster Alpaca Sweater
Aster Alpaca Sweater
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In the Andean Altiplano of Peru, artisans have been knitting with soft, lightweight alpaca fiber for centuries. Aymara and Quechua artisans in Peru use an alpaca blend to create a dark brown cardigan with a blue and turquoise pattern of asters flowing from the hem and sleeves. A single bloom graces the back of the sweater. Made entirely on hand looms, the sweater is embellished with hand-knit scalloping at the cuffs and hem, and hand-painted ceramic buttons. Light, soft, easily packable, and wrinkle resistant.


Available colors: Blue, Pink
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$199.00
$69.99
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
Silk Sari Patch Jacket
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

Vibrant patches of silk sari fabric are assembled in this one-of-a-kind, reversible jacket. Crafted in Gujarat, in western India, where a double-ikat style of weaving called patola is a specialty of local artisans. The jacket’s shaping comes from a layer of lightweight quilting. Sari patches will vary; reverses to solid red.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$109.00
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
Inca Quipus Cardigan Sweater
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

Although the Inca had no written language, they did have complex record-keeping systems called quipus, made of knotted, colored ropes. Researchers believe quipus communicated census and tax information, perhaps even poems and histories. Our charcoal gray cardigan features designs inspired by these extraordinary Inca objects, painstakingly hand-embroidered on the front, back, and sleeves for a festive look.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$249.00
$89.99
Silver Spoon Watch
Silver Spoon Watch
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Jewelry/Watches

Fewer people have the time to care for fine flatware, and many ornate sets handed down through the generations end up gathering dust. When the California designer who created this watch inherited her great-grandmother’s 19th-century collection, she was inspired to turn it into jewelry. Our toggle-clasp, silver-plated watch is made using a reproduction of a Victorian-era pattern, evoking memories of long-ago celebrations.


$179.00
$69.99
Peruvian Floral Pillow - White
Peruvian Floral Pillow - White
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Member Products

Ayacucho, Peru, was the center of the pre-Inca Huari empire, dating back to the fifth century. The Huari were known for their sophisticated woven tapestries; for their descendants, textiles are a way to connect with preconquest cultural traditions. These pillows are handwoven on ancient wooden looms, then covered with vivid floral patterns using wool threads and crewel embroidery techniques.


$85.00
$49.99
Peruvian Floral Pillow - Striped
Peruvian Floral Pillow - Striped
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Member Products

Ayacucho, Peru, was the center of the pre-Inca Huari empire, dating back to the fifth century. The Huari were known for their sophisticated woven tapestries; for their descendants, textiles are a way to connect with preconquest cultural traditions. These pillows are handwoven on ancient wooden looms, then covered with vivid floral patterns using wool threads and crewel embroidery techniques.


$85.00
$49.99
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
Maasai Zulugrass Necklace
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

When drought threatened the livelihood of Kenya's Maasai in the late 1990s, beadwork, which part of their cultural heritage, became key to helping them maintain an independent lifestyle. Using their beading skills, Maasai women use the abundant grasses of the Rift Valley, paired with Czech glass and acacia wood beads, to create these lightweight and ecologically conscious necklaces.


$49.00
$29.99
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
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
Silvia Hooded Alpaca Vest
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests

In Charazani, on Bolivia’s western border, there are only two seasons - wet and dry. During the wet season the people harvest flowers and plants that they dry to be used in rain ceremonies through the arid season. The drying process changes the flowers’ colors, with some remaining bright and some fading. These floral hues, along with historic Charazani textiles, inspire the design of this hooded vest. Zip front. Aymara artisans working in La Paz, Bolivia, hand-loom this unique piece using 100% alpaca fiber.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
$48.99