The Pup and the Panda
Hand Crafted Dog and Panda Hanging Ornaments Holiday Art
The Pup and the Panda, Hand Crafted Dog and Panda Hanging Ornaments Holiday Art
Bhakti Senang HatiThe friendship between a pup and a panda is fantasized in the endearing design of this pair of albesia wood ornaments by Gusti Lanang, from Bhakti Senang Hati. The nonprofit cooperative helps people...$19.99
Artist: Bhakti Senang Hati
4 Zapotec Hand Painted Black and White Wood Heart Ornaments
Zapotec Heart, 4 Zapotec Hand Painted Black and White Wood Heart Ornaments
Claudio OjedaClaudio Ojeda transforms copal wood into charming heart ornaments. Painted by hand, the set of four takes on different motifs in black and white. The artisan works in the style of Oaxaca's traditional...$39.99
Artist: Claudio Ojeda
Hand-Painted Ceramic Skull Ornaments from Guatemala (Pair)
Eternal Life, Hand-Painted Ceramic Skull Ornaments from Guatemala (Pair)
Arturo Aj CanilCrafted of ceramic and painted by hand with intricate motifs in black and white, two striking skulls bring a Latin touch to your tree this year. Guatemalan artisan Arturo Aj Canil creates these...$44.99
Artist: Arturo Aj Canil
Wool Felt Penguin Ornaments Set of 5
Penguin Charm, Wool Felt Penguin Ornaments Set of 5
Rajesh GehlotThese charming penguins are perfectly at home peeking out from the branches of your Christmas tree. Crafted in India from 100% wool felt, the birds have black beaded eyes and yellow felt beaks. Rajesh...$25.99
Artist: Rajesh Gehlot
Wool Felt and Cotton Halloween Bunting from India
Happy Halloween, Wool Felt and Cotton Halloween Bunting from India
Pooja AroraAgainst polka-dotted triangles of black and white cotton, wool felt circles read "HAPPY HALLOWEEN." Indian artisan Pooja Arora creates this whimsical addition to your Halloween decor...$19.99
Artist: Pooja Arora
New Life Trees
Recycled Newspaper Tree-Shaped Holiday Ornaments (Set of 4)
New Life Trees, Recycled Newspaper Tree-Shaped Holiday Ornaments (Set of 4)
Riris MahananiArtisan Riris Mahanani of Indonesia breathes new life into the every day with this set of four hand crafted tree-shaped holiday ornaments made from recycled newspaper. The trees are embellished with...$14.99
Artist: Riris Mahanani
8 Artisan Crafted Angel Wood Ornaments in Black and White
Angelic Squad, 8 Artisan Crafted Angel Wood Ornaments in Black and White
Bhakti Senang HatiA squad of cheerful angels delivers good tidings in this set of eight wood ornaments from Bhakti Senang Hati. The nonprofit cooperative helps people with physical disabilities to develop...$25.99
Artist: Bhakti Senang Hati
Penguin Holiday Ornaments (Set of 3)
Penguin Trio, Penguin Holiday Ornaments (Set of 3)
Sudaluck TheppanyaThree jolly penguins are ready to add their charm to your holiday tree. Sudaluck Theppanya in Thailand designs the ornaments, which are crafted of cotton and paper with polyfill stuffing.$17.99
Artist: Sudaluck Theppanya
Christmas in Black and White
Black and White Leather Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)
Christmas in Black and White, Black and White Leather Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)
Ingrid and Andrea"We love these ornaments. They have a special and unique touch, and can also be used as gifts," confide Guatemalan designers Ingrid and Andrea. They work with local artisans to create this...$23.99
Artist: Ingrid and Andrea
Handmade Crocheted Snowman Head Ornaments (Pair)
Snowman Smiles, Handmade Crocheted Snowman Head Ornaments (Pair)
Martha FonsecaThe cap-clad heads of two cheerful snowmen become Christmas ornaments from Mexican artisan Martha Fonseca. The artisan crochets the ornaments by hand from polyester-blend yarns, adding orange pom-pom...$23.99
Artist: Martha Fonseca
Black and White Holiday Decor(10 items)
Welcome to the Black and White 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.
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