Schutzengel in Purple
Purple Wood Guardian Angel Ornaments from Bali (Set of 5)
Schutzengel in Purple, Purple Wood Guardian Angel Ornaments from Bali (Set of 5)
Togog SuyasaIn German, Schutzengel is the word for guardian angel. Balinese artisan Togog Suyasa creates this set of five schutzengel ornaments, crafted from albesia wood and painted by hand with heart-motif...$23.99
Artist: Togog Suyasa
Butterflies in Lavender Skies
4 Lavender Star Ornaments Hand Painted with Butterflies
Butterflies in Lavender Skies, 4 Lavender Star Ornaments Hand Painted with Butterflies
Gusti Ngurah SemarajayaPainted by hand, pink and blue butterflies browse tropical flowers on the island of Bali. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya creates a set of four keepsake ornaments with the spirit of the islands. Crafted from...$23.99
Artist: Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya
Curious Amethyst Starlings
Artisan Crafted Ceramic Starling Bird Ornaments (Pair)
Curious Amethyst Starlings, Artisan Crafted Ceramic Starling Bird Ornaments (Pair)
Mario RodenasLooking out for each other, amethyst starlings from sub-Saharan Africa capture the creative imagination of Guatemala's Mario Rodenas. He shares his love of birds through his family's ancestral ceramic...$44.99
Artist: Mario Rodenas
Sweet Joy in Purple
Purple Cotton Pompom and Tassel Ornaments (Set of 4)
Sweet Joy in Purple, Purple Cotton Pompom and Tassel Ornaments (Set of 4)
Martha LopezBring a sense of celebration and joy to your holiday or home decor with this set of four handcrafted ornaments. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan Martha Lopez out of a mix of eggplant purple and pale...$34.99
Cotton Ornaments in Orchid and Blue-Violet (Set of 4)
Majestic Pompoms, Cotton Ornaments in Orchid and Blue-Violet (Set of 4)
Martha LopezCombining orchid and blue-violet hues, Mexican artisan Martha Lopez creates this majestic set of four ornaments. Each cotton ornament is handcrafted with a dainty tassel that falls below a pompom and...$29.99
Handcrafted Beaded Purple Christmas Star Ornaments Set of 4
Purple Star, Handcrafted Beaded Purple Christmas Star Ornaments Set of 4
SeemaCrafted by hand, four velvet stars host long tassels. Beadwork, sequins and glittering golden zardozi embroidery accentuate the outline. Seema presents this exquisite set of Christmas ornaments. The...$29.99
Sparks of Christmas
Hand Crafted Holiday Ornaments in Bright Colors (Set of 4)
Sparks of Christmas, Hand Crafted Holiday Ornaments in Bright Colors (Set of 4)
Parvez A. WarsiParvez A. Warsi presents a set of four bright and colorful ornaments that glisten with the festive mood of the holiday season. In red, fuchsia, turquoise and green, each ornament is densely covered...$37.99
Artist: Parvez A. Warsi
Handcrafted Purple Cotton Pompom Tassels (Set of 4)
Very Berry, Handcrafted Purple Cotton Pompom Tassels (Set of 4)
Martha LopezMexican artisan Martha Lopez handcrafts a set of four cotton pompom tassels that blend the colors of purple and iris. Above the tassel and pompom, the threads are woven together in a diamond motif and...$34.99
Heart's Joy in Pink
Handcrafted Pink and Purple Heart Ornaments (Set of 4)
Heart's Joy in Pink, Handcrafted Pink and Purple Heart Ornaments (Set of 4)
Martha LopezThis charming set of four heart ornaments will bring a bit of joy to your holiday tree, a Valentine's celebration, or anywhere you choose to use them in your home. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan...$37.99
Spread the Joy in Boysenberry
Handcrafted Boysenberry Pompom and Tassel Cotton Garland
Spread the Joy in Boysenberry, Handcrafted Boysenberry Pompom and Tassel Cotton Garland
Martha LopezLet joyous color fill your home with this playful boysenberry purple garland. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan Martha Lopez, the garland features alternating pompoms and tassels.$14.99
Artisan Handcrafted Fiesta Theme Ceramic Ornaments (Pair)
Fiesta Time, Artisan Handcrafted Fiesta Theme Ceramic Ornaments (Pair)
Juan MurguiaCacti, a sombrero and a colorful piñata appear on Christmas ornaments in hot pink red and purple. Juan Murguia celebrates his heritage with this delightful design. Crafted of ceramic and painted by...$25.99
Artist: Juan Murguia
Spread the Joy in Plum
Handcrafted Plum Purple Pompom and Tassel Cotton Garland
Spread the Joy in Plum, Handcrafted Plum Purple Pompom and Tassel Cotton Garland
Martha LopezLet joyous color fill your home with this playful plum purple garland. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan Martha Lopez, the garland features alternating pompoms and tassels.$14.99
Holiday Glamour in Purple
Gold and Purple Beaded Ornaments from India (Set of 3)
Holiday Glamour in Purple, Gold and Purple Beaded Ornaments from India (Set of 3)
DineshFor a glamorous addition to your tree, this set of three ornaments is presented by Dinesh in India. Each ornament is made of cotton, decorated with rayon embroidery alongside purple and gold-tone...$27.99
Hand-Crocheted Green and Purple Grape Ornaments (Set of 4)
Sweet Grapes, Hand-Crocheted Green and Purple Grape Ornaments (Set of 4)
Marleny ChajonCrocheted by hand, four grape bunches in green and purple are depicted in this set of ornaments from Guatemala. Marleny Chajon designs and crafts this set.$23.99
Artist: Marleny Chajon
Cotton Ornaments in Celadon and Wisteria (Set of 4)
Delightful Pompoms, Cotton Ornaments in Celadon and Wisteria (Set of 4)
Martha LopezCombining celadon and wisteria hues, Mexican artisan Martha Lopez creates this delightful set of four ornaments. Each cotton ornament is handcrafted with a dainty tassel that falls below a pompom and...$29.99
Cotton ornaments (Set of 4)
Purple Stockings, Cotton ornaments (Set of 4)
Yama Aj Chixot Artisan GroupWeavers from Guatemala's Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group join preparations for the holidays with these colorful ornaments. The cotton Christmas stockings are woven on a traditional loom. They feature...$23.99
Artist: Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group
Floral Painted Papier Mache Ornaments (Set of 4)
Kashmir Violets, Floral Painted Papier Mache Ornaments (Set of 4)
Mohammad Hussain BabaHand painted floral motifs in purple and gold adorn this set of four Christmas ornaments, crafted in the time-honored art of papier mache by Mohammad Hussain Baba in India. Each ornament is covered...
Artist: Mohammad Hussain Baba
Purple Holiday Decor(17 items)
Welcome to the Purple 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.
Featured Reviews on Purple Holiday Decor
Seema, each year I look for stars for my Christmas tree. Those made with loving care in India are the best in the world. It is an old art yours, perhaps a dying art. I am privileged to have lived to see and own what is perhaps a dying art. They richly almost regally embroidered in the finest threads and the bead work is outstanding. I dont hang just any old thing on my Christmas tree, but yours are always a part of my Christmas trees. I put up several each year, not just one. Thank you! They are truly a work of art. I feel work of this kind once was part of the rajas and even the Maharajas of India, especially your purple stars. In Western culture purple was reserved in ancient times for royalty. Since the dye came from certain snails purple was a dye fit only for noblemen and royalty.
Martha Lopez Handcrafted cotton ornaments and decor accents
"I believe that we Mexicans have an innate love of colors... Color is the source of joy."
"For as long as I can remember, my family has crafted décor accents with cotton threads. We do this because this is a custom in the region and because it’s a source of income that characterizes my community.
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