Holiday Decor(148 items)
Welcome to the Holiday Decor Collection at NOVICA.
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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.
Featured Reviews on Holiday Decor
These are well described as large. They are beautifully executed and I could not be more pleased with them. I have them in a metal ark with equally beautiful ornaments. I will be purchasing more of this amazing artists work. Highly recommended!!! Happy Holidays!
Sweet, funny garland is just right
This is a great, long garland. Every piece looks sturdy and made to last. I love the mad little faces on the ghosts. The natural twine, the rustic finish on the ghosts, and the vanilla and brown tones all feel very fall. A great piece, well worth the price.
For the ?STARS? in your life
I bought some of these beautiful stars as Christmas gifts for friends overseas. They are non-breakable and packed well. A hit!
Popular Holiday Decor
Fair Trade Star Shaped Christmas Ornaments (set of 4), "Starry Night"$29.99
Celebrate the holiday season with this beautiful set of four star ornaments designed by Sajad in India. Each star is neatly crafted of wood, and hand-painted in black with gold and orange motifs or midnight blue with green and gold motifs. The ornaments (two large and two small) hang from golden cords.
4 Star Shaped Multicolored Embroidered Ornaments from India, "Glistening Stars"$25.99
Four stars shoot toward the heavens, hanging from the Christmas tree in this set of ornaments from India. Crafted by local artisans in velvety colors of yellow, red, blue, and turquoise, the ornaments are accented with golden and embroidery. With petite, glistening crystal beads, each ornament is finished with a stellar beaded tassel.
Set of Six Beaded Star Ornaments in Lapis from India, "Lapis Stars"$34.99
Six shining stars adorn the tree in this set of ornaments from India. Handcrafted by local artisans, each ornament depicts a lapis blue star with golden bead work, centered by a green gem-cut bead. Silver-tone thread embroidered in the traditional style adorns the ornaments. Seema presents this set of charming ornaments, which arrives in an organza storage pouch.
Red and Yellow Floral Star Ornaments from India (Set of 4), "Holiday Bouquet"$29.99
A riot of blossoms brings festive cheer to this set of 4 holiday ornaments from Sajad in India. The star-shaped ornaments are crafted of weeping willow wood and painted by hand with myriad flowers. They hang from golden cords.