Keepers of the Arts - Folk Art Gifts(121 items)
Featured Reviews on Keepers of the Arts - Folk Art Gifts
After I saw the Peruvian film Retablo on Netflix with its scenes showing the craftsmanship that goes in to these captivating pieces, I was excited to see retablos from Peru on Novica. The colors are so deep, and I admire the work done in creating each miniature mask.
Well-made and attention to every detail. I gave them to my daughter for Christmas and she loved them. They look beautiful.
Colorful and dynamic
I love this colorful and extraordinarily dynamic dragon (my husband put a Lego firefighter next to it, though, just in case...) Assembly of pieces is easy and they were all carefully packed.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
Popular Keepers of the Arts - Folk Art Gifts
Five Painted Heart-Shaped Alebrije Mini Ornaments, "Alebrije Hearts"$49.95
Crafted by hand of Mexican copal wood, five loving hearts are hand-painted with intricate, colorful designs. Working in the time-honored tradition of Oaxaca's sculptures, Claudio Ojeda creates this set of petite ornaments, perfect for home decor or for hanging on the tree.
Yellow and Green Copal Wood Alebrije Porcupine Sculpture, "Cute Porcupine"$29.99
This cute little porcupine invites you to experience the rich artisanal history of Mexico, crafted of copal wood with maguey plant fiber spines. Mexico's Zeny and Reyna work together to craft this wonderful sculpture, painting it by hand with hues of bright green, yellow, red, and blue for a vibrant look.
Painted Wood Alebrije Dog Ornaments (Set of 5) from Mexico, "Sweet Puppies"$44.95
Designed by Mexican duo Jesus and Roxana Hernandez, this set of five ornaments carries on the rich tradition of sculptures. Each ornament is carved by hand of copal wood to depict a sweet puppy. The ornaments are hand-painted with assorted colors.
Orange Alebrije Bull with Multicolor Hand Painted Motifs, "Sun Force"$69.99
This strong bull hand carved from copal wood has the fire of the sun hand painted across his back. Orange and brown, the bull is covered with hand painted details in warm colors. This alebrije is handcrafted by artisans Zeny and Reyna of Mexico. The bull's tail is removable for easy shipping.
Each alebrije is unique, as the artist works with the individual shape of each specific copal branch to determine the final design.