Floral Crocheted Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Floral Duo, Floral Crocheted Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Sandra RodriguezDesigned by Sandra Rodriguez, this wondrous pair of wool ornaments is hand-crocheted by Peruvian artisans. Decorated with elegant designs and leaf patterns, this duo features a pink and a turquoise...
Andean Handcrafted Ceramic Nativity Scene (8 Pieces)
Cuzco Christmas, Andean Handcrafted Ceramic Nativity Scene (8 Pieces)
Mamani FamilyDressed in the warm attire of the highlands, Mary and Joseph gaze lovingly at their tiny new born baby. Shepherds wearing warm chullo caps accompany the Holy Family, each figure lovingly modeled from...
Artist: Mamani Family
Handmade Floral Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Floral Fun, Handmade Floral Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Sandra RodriguezHand-crocheted from wool, this fun pair of ornaments brings a floral delight to your tree. Sandra Rodriguez designs these colorful ornaments, each featuring a flower that blooms majestically. A pompom...
Joy of Spring
Artisan Crafted Floral Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Joy of Spring, Artisan Crafted Floral Wool Ornaments from Peru (Pair)
Sandra RodriguezBringing the joy of spring to your tree, this pair of ornaments from Peru is designed by Sandra Rodriguez. In a variety of designs and colors, each ornament is hand-crocheted from wool to feature a...
Arrival of Spring
Floral Crocheted Wool Ornaments from Peru (Set of 3)
Arrival of Spring, Floral Crocheted Wool Ornaments from Peru (Set of 3)
Sandra RodriguezEvoking the arrival of spring, this set of three ornaments will make a fantastic addition to your tree. Sandra Rodriguez designs these ornaments, which are hand-crocheted of wool by Peruvian artisans....
Artisan Crafted Wool Felt Advent Calendar
Countdown, Artisan Crafted Wool Felt Advent Calendar
Rajesh GehlotIndian artisan Rajesh Gehlot presents this fun wall advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. The ivory wool felt calendar is embellished with hand embroidery in a rainbow of festive...
Artist: Rajesh Gehlot
NOVICA Outlet: Holiday Decor & Ornaments(6 items)
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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