Four Sese Wood Star Ornaments in Red Blue and Beige
Nsruma Pride, Four Sese Wood Star Ornaments in Red Blue and Beige
Emmanuel NyadedzorFour nsruma, or Akan star ornaments are handcrafted from Ghanaian sese wood, bringing pride to your tree. Emmanuel Nyadedzor designs the ornaments, carving two of them with the image of faces. The...$37.99
Artist: Emmanuel Nyadedzor
Cream and Red Burlap and Cotton Holiday Ornaments (Set of 4)
Country Christmas, Cream and Red Burlap and Cotton Holiday Ornaments (Set of 4)
Thai VillageThis set of four burlap and cotton Christmas ornaments are perfect for a rustic or country-themed holiday tree. Featuring a mitten, a cross, a heart, and a tree, the hand-stitched ornaments are made...$37.99
Artist: Thai Village
Angels with Red Wings
Beige and Red Ceramic Angel Ornaments from Mexico (Pair)
Angels with Red Wings, Beige and Red Ceramic Angel Ornaments from Mexico (Pair)
Gorky GonzalezAdding an air of peace and love to your holiday decor, these ornaments are created by Gorky Gonzalez in Mexico. Crafted from ceramic in the tradition of Maiolica handicrafts, two angels feature wings...
Artist: Gorky Gonzalez
Hand-Crocheted Round Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Round Baubles, Hand-Crocheted Round Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Marleny ChajonCrocheted by hand, four round ornaments in dark blue, blue, light blue, and soft pink add a festive vibe to the tree this holiday season. Guatemalan artisan Marleny Chajon creates this set. It arrives...$23.99
Hand-Crocheted Assorted Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Fantastic Holiday, Hand-Crocheted Assorted Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Marleny ChajonFor a fantastic addition to the tree this holiday season, this set of four ornaments is designed and crafted by Guatemala's Marleny Chajon. Each ornament is crocheted by hand in assorted colors of...$23.99
Spirals of Color
Hand-Crocheted Assorted Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Spirals of Color, Hand-Crocheted Assorted Ornaments from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Marleny ChajonSpirals in colors of yellow, red, green, and blue combine with beige in this set of four ornaments from Guatemala. Marleny Chajon creates the ornaments, crocheting each one by hand. This set arrives...$23.99
Set of 4 Orange and Pink Flower Ornaments from India
Marvelous Marigolds, Set of 4 Orange and Pink Flower Ornaments from India
Harpreet KaurFour colorful marigolds are ready to grace your Christmas tree with all the beauty of the season. Crafted from wool felt, the set of four flower ornaments is designed by Harpreet Kaur. Delicate...$29.99
Artist: Harpreet Kaur
Bells of Bethlehem
Hand-Crocheted Bell-Shaped Ornaments (Set of 4)
Bells of Bethlehem, Hand-Crocheted Bell-Shaped Ornaments (Set of 4)
Marleny ChajonRinging out the holiday season, four bell-shaped ornaments are crocheted by hand. Guatemalan artisan Marleny Chajon designs the set, combining colors of red and dark blue with white. This set arrives...$25.99
Angels with Flowers
Natural Fiber Angel Wall Sculpture from Costa Rica
Angels with Flowers, Natural Fiber Angel Wall Sculpture from Costa Rica
Blanca PadillaCosta Rican artisan Blanca Padilla designs and handcrafts this lovely trio of angels from fiber extracted from cabuya or fique, a succulent that looks similar to agave. The cabuya fiber is a beautiful...$77.99
Artist: Blanca Padilla
Colorful Messengers of Peace
Assorted Natural Fiber Dove Ornaments (Set of 6)
Colorful Messengers of Peace, Assorted Natural Fiber Dove Ornaments (Set of 6)
Blanca PadillaCrafted by hand of natural fique fiber and painted with wings and tails in blue, green, orange, brown, yellow, and red, this set of six dove ornaments will make a delightful addition to your tree this...$39.99
Artist: Blanca Padilla
Handcrafted Spice Brown Cotton Pompom Tassels (Set of 4)
Spiced Latte, Handcrafted Spice Brown Cotton Pompom Tassels (Set of 4)
Martha LopezMexican artisan Martha Lopez handcrafts a set of four cotton pompom tassels that blend the colors of almond and ginger spice. Above the tassel and pompom, the threads are woven together in a diamond...$34.99
Artist: Martha Lopez
Batik Handmade Red Black and Gold Tree Skirt from Java
Batik Christmas, Batik Handmade Red Black and Gold Tree Skirt from Java
Wahyu SulistianiArtisan Wahyu Sulistiani designs this tree skirt to bring traditional Javanese artwork to Christmas decor. The red 100% cotton tree skirt is decorated with patterns of sawunggaling, an ancient...$49.99
Artist: Wahyu Sulistiani
Beige Holiday Decor(12 items)
Welcome to the Beige Holiday Decor Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Novica artisans always strive to craft high-quality, environmentally-conscious pieces. They look for ways to reuse and repurpose materials, and have discovered creative methods of sculpting ornaments out of recycled cardboard and paper. Leftover materials from past projects, such as albesia wood, felt, and even cement, all find new life in eco-friendly ornaments. Each artist lists their materials under product details. You will find complete transparency in those descriptions and discover a large selection of eco-friendly Christmas decorations.
The most commonly used materials for handmade ornaments depends on resources available to the craftsman. Balinese artisans incorporate hand-painted wood and iron. Artisans in India, Central America, and Mexico work in clay, ceramics, and natural fibers. But even when regions utilize the same materials, their unique craftsmanship shines through in style and design. In India, the ancient technique of zardozi embroidery uses thin copper wires to make beautiful, sparkling Christmas ornaments. Artists are able to take common, everyday elements and turn them into extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces.
We love giving ornaments as gifts because they are creative, unique, and meaningful during the holiday season. Whether youre looking for hand-painted works, beaded wonders, or woven treasures, each one is a piece of culture and history. Look for whimsical ornaments from Thailand designed with images of elephants and bells. Search for matte chiseled pumpkins and owls by Peruvian artisans. Central American ornaments delight with hand-painted perfection. Whether you choose a decorative stocking from West Africa or a hand-blown glass masterpiece from the Andes, decorations are a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer!
Hand painted ornaments differ significantly from region to region. Each depicts specific themes and images important to the culture. In the Andes, ornaments often feature owls, costumed characters, and angels. Bali expresses its festivities with design focused around stars, snowflakes, and traditional Christmas figures. Thailand, Mexico and India have popularized designs surrounding animals and intricate depictions of nature. Handmade ornaments are festive works that highlight the unique skills and cultures of artisans from around the world.
Excellent question! Decorations should definitely be handled with care. Store them in clean, safe spaces with minimal exposure to harsh particles. For extra precaution, pack each ornament separately so as to avoid breakage. Most ornaments do not require extensive cleaning, but if it should become necessary, always use soaps and detergents free from harsh chemicals. Mostly, a simple wipe should be enough to remove dust and tree debris.
From table tops to floor set-ups beneath the Christmas tree, nativity scenes are a traditional holiday centerpiece in homes around the world. Often entire families come together to partake in the experience. While there is no single right way to set up a nativity scene, certain details tend to cross regional and cultural divides. Biblical characters, animals and religious props often form the foundation of the nativity scene, while customizable pieces add extra flare. Hanging stars showcase the night sky. Decorated motifs, backdrops, ornaments, and figurines may be used to embellish a simple scene.
Absolutely! Artisans that create beaded ornaments use skills passed down for generations. Whether beads are hand-sewn onto fabric, as is the case with many of our Indian ornaments, or strung onto nylon twine, as with many West African ornaments, each piece is made with careful attention to detail.
Different cultures and regions celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways, emphasizing various decor, art, and symbolism. In the Andes, for example, Christmas ornaments consist of clay pendants in the shapes of fruit, animals, and multicolored, knitted fabrics. Bali utilizes wood, iron and even recycled paper to craft ornaments, which are often in the shape of stars, Santa Claus figurines, snowflakes, and reindeer. In the regions of Brazil and Thailand, artisans utilize hand-painted ceramics, wood, and natural fibers, while Mexico is famous for their pottery and clay. India specializes in pieces made out of decorative embroidery. Each region crafts celebratory ornaments that highlight the unique customs and art forms within their communities.
Blanca Padilla Natural fiber ornaments and decor
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