Bambara Dogon Board
Wall Relief Panel with Animal Motifs by African Artisan
Bambara Dogon Board, Wall Relief Panel with Animal Motifs by African Artisan
Issaka IbrahimDogon boards were traditionally placed on doors, and incorporated animal and human symbols to protect the entrance to the home. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of...$177.99
Artist: Issaka Ibrahim
Deer-Themed Suar Wood Relief Panel from Bali
Deer Romance, Deer-Themed Suar Wood Relief Panel from Bali
EkaWalking among a tropical forest, two deer share a natural romance in this relief panel from Bali. Presented by Eka, this piece of wall decor is carved by hand from a single piece of suar wood with a...$59.99
Deer Motif African Batik Wall Hanging
African Deer, Deer Motif African Batik Wall Hanging
Oluwayemisi AdeniranHoping to one day have her textile art known around the world, artisan Oluwayemisi Adeniran creates this one-of-a-kind cotton wall hanging. She uses the batik method, whereby a design is painted in...$79.99
Artist: Oluwayemisi Adeniran
Festival of the Corn
Huichol Corn Festival Votive Beadwork Painting
Festival of the Corn, Huichol Corn Festival Votive Beadwork Painting
Higinio Hernandez CarrilloBy Higinio Hernandez, this colorful nierika, or votive "painting" depicts a festive Huichol tradition. After the corn harvest, the shaman leads a fiesta during which the corn is...$594.99
Artist: Higinio Hernandez Carrillo
Huichol Beadwork Mexican Eagle Votive Painting
Huichol Eagle, Huichol Beadwork Mexican Eagle Votive Painting
Higinio Hernandez CarrilloHiginio Hernandez depicts the national emblem from the Mexican flag, adding colorful Huichol symbols. The Aztecs, or Mexica as they called themselves, left their island town to seek a new place to...$589.99
Artist: Higinio Hernandez Carrillo
Hand-Painted Deer-Themed Cotton Wall Hanging from Ghana
Spotted Deer, Hand-Painted Deer-Themed Cotton Wall Hanging from Ghana
K. BakaAgainst a background of solid ginger a black and white spotted deer decorates this cotton wall hanging from Ghana. Artisan K. Baka creates this cotton wall hanging, which he paints entirely by hand...$137.99
Signed Deer-Themed Paper Pop Art Painting from India
Sangai, Signed Deer-Themed Paper Pop Art Painting from India
Suresh HuidromAn endangered deer found only in Manipur, India, the sangai is celebrated in this pop art painting by Suresh Huidrom. He paints a background of teal splashed with black that accentuates the image of...
Artist: Suresh Huidrom
Hand Made Wood Deer Wall Art
Maya Deer, Hand Made Wood Deer Wall Art
Jose Canil Ramos"The stories that my grandfather used to tell me inspired me to create this sculpture," explains Guatemalan carver Jose Canil Ramos. "To the Maya people, the deer is the most...$104.99
Artist: Jose Canil Ramos
Hand-Crafted Wood Wall Panel with Deer and Floral Motif
Deer Family, Hand-Crafted Wood Wall Panel with Deer and Floral Motif
Luh Mas Sri PertamiariBalinese artisan Luh Mas Sri Pertamiari crafts this original wall panel from suar wood. The hand-carved relief features a family of three deer in nature. The oval wall panel also includes lush palm...$69.99
Artist: Luh Mas Sri Pertamiari
Hand Made Wood Coat Rack with Reindeer from Indonesia
Reposing Reindeer, Hand Made Wood Coat Rack with Reindeer from Indonesia
SarwaediSarwaedi learned the art of wood carving at a young age from his parents. He designs this Indonesian coat rack, which is hand-carved from local suar wood. Four pegs extend from this piece, which...$49.99
Handmade Mexico Huichol Nierika Rabbit Deer Beadwork
eARThiness, Handmade Mexico Huichol Nierika Rabbit Deer Beadwork
KupihauteWhite rabbits chase glowing orange deer around an exquisite nierika, or votive beadwork composition by Kupihaute, which takes the shape of a flower with five wide petals. The artisan, who writes...$189.99
Handmade Mexico Huichol Beadwork Nierika Blue Deer Painting
Rising Deer, Handmade Mexico Huichol Beadwork Nierika Blue Deer Painting
KupihauteColorful images derived from nature adorn this beautiful nierika, or votive beadwork painting by Kupihaute. A butterfly alights at the top of the composition, which takes the shape of a flower with...$187.99
Animal-Themed Acrylic on Cotton Wall Hanging
Nature, Animal-Themed Acrylic on Cotton Wall Hanging
K. BakaThe native creatures of West Africa are featured in this unique wall hanging from Ghanaian artist K. Baka. The earth-toned wall hanging is hand painted in acrylics on cotton fabric to depict a fish...$379.99
Eco-Friendly Recycled Auto Parts Deer Wall Sculpture
Deer Mount, Eco-Friendly Recycled Auto Parts Deer Wall Sculpture
Armando RamirezFor a new (and animal-friendly) twist on the traditional deer mount, check out this stunning wall sculpture from Mexico's Armando Ramirez. The talented artisan crafts the elaborate sculpture from...$317.99
Artist: Armando Ramirez
Rustic Deer Mount
Hand Crafted Recycled Metal Deer Head Key Rack
Rustic Deer Mount, Hand Crafted Recycled Metal Deer Head Key Rack
Armando RamirezThis charming key or coat rack resembles a traditional deer mount, except that it is crafted from recycled auto parts and scrap metal. Mexico's Armando Ramirez crafts the rack by hand, incorporating...$379.99
Artist: Armando Ramirez
Painted Cotton Wall Hanging
Prancing Antelope, Painted Cotton Wall Hanging
K. BakaGive your apartment a makeover with this bright wall hanging designed by West Africa's K. Baka. Crafted from 100% cotton, the hanging features an antelope painted in black and white. Three large loops...$79.99
Hand Carved Sese Wood Masks (Pair)
Leaping Bambara, Hand Carved Sese Wood Masks (Pair)
Awudu SaaedThis regal pair of small masks is the creation of West African artisan Awudu Saaed. Hand carved from native sese wood, the tapered masks stun in green paint and gold-colored brass plating. The masks...$49.99
Artist: Awudu Saaed
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The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
As with any work of art, direct sunlight will fade colors over time, especially for tapestries with natural dyes. We recommend hanging your tapestry in an area that avoids direct sun exposure to maintain vibrancy. To clean your woven tapestry, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dry clean if necessary. Spot treatment can also be used with a gentle fabric cleaner, but we recommend testing it on a small area first. Alternatively, you may hand wash your tapestry using cold water, then hang it to dry in the shade. Some tapestries made from cotton fabric may be machine washed on cold.
When it comes to handcrafted traditional tapestries, the most common materials include wool, cotton, silk, and natural dyes. Certain regions incorporate unique materials or designs into their tapestries. In the Andes, alpaca fiber is commonly used. In India, one finds batik printed cotton. In Mexico and Central America sheep wool and natural cotton threads are frequently used. In Thailand, rich silk material is a feature of handmade tapestries.
To craft an eco-friendly tapestry, traditional artisans hold themselves to high standards, both in terms of materials and processes. Natural fibers, textiles, and dyes are derived from plants and trees. Some artisans even incorporate recycled or upcycled materials in their commitment to eco-friendly processes. Traditional art forms that are passed down through the generations are often painstakingly made by hand. They are naturally eco-friendly, as they avoid mass production, factory runoff, and industrial waste. This also means that each tapestry is uniquetruly one of a kind.
When it comes to tapestries, function meets style! A handmade tapestry can be a great way to brighten up any living space while providing insulation against the cold. Materials like alpaca and sheep wool create natural warmth by trapping cool air inside the cloth, creating a more stable temperature within the room.
While factory-produced tapestries are increasingly available to consumers, traditional, authentic tapestries are handmade by artisans who often learn the artform from older generations. Skilled makers from the Andes, India, Mexico and Thailand make use of foot-treadle or backstrap looms, where they interweave warp and weft threads and then tamp them down into a tight stitch. An artisan may finish a handmade tapestry by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine for final touches.
Traditional tapestries depict scenes and images which are drawn from the lives and natural environments of the artisans who craft them. Some include geometric designs, like the mandala, which is thought to represent wholeness and symmetry. Others make use of paisley, floral, or leafy patterns, particularly in tapestries from India. Central American tapestries may incorporate geometric motifs, animals, and people, while Mexican tapestries are often colorful with Greca patterns and designs. Thai artisans use symbols that are popular within Thai culture, religious characters, animal scenes, or depictions of human forms. Unique tapestries from the Andes are often vibrant with elaborate scenes that incorporate folklore, village life, and pastoral existence.
The methods for making tapestries vary as widely as the regions from which they come. Because many traditional artisans adopt the methods of their ancestors, they have kept those ancient artforms alive and well. In the Andes, weavers often work on a wooden treadle loom in which they use foot pedals, called treadles, to control the weave of the tapestry. In Central America, the treadle loom and the backstrap loom are both integral to tapestry art. The backstrap loom is one of the oldest techniques which dates back thousands of years, in which one part of the loom is attached to the weaver and the other part is attached to a fixed object (historically, a tree). To create vibrant color, artisans embroider and dye their tapestries with natural plants and pigments. Around the world, weavers use tie-dye, Dabu (the application of wax or gum clay and resin to the cloth to create a diffuse color effect), Batik (an ancient method in which dye-resistant wax is applied to cloth to create select patterns of color), hand embroidery, and patchwork to create unique and diverse tapestry art.
The tapestry is an ancient textile art form that dates back thousands of years to early civilizations in Peru, Egypt, and Thailand. In Peru, skilled weavers used colorful camelid fiber threads to create beautiful tapestries for ritualistic funeral mantles. Ancient Incas wove short tunics (Unku) to show importance and social status. Ancient Egyptians crafted shroud-like tapestries to bury their dead. Tapestries gained international prominence when Europeans began to decorate their castles and churches with elaborate textiles that depicted historical scenes, as well as religious messages. Today, skilled artisans preserve the ancient techniques of their ancestors. In Thailand, for example, silk weavers are renowned for techniques that have been used since the rule of the Angkor kings circa 800 A.D. In Central America, contemporary weavers pay homage to early Mayan artisans who used plants, shells, and even snails to color their first tapestries in the 15th century. In India, where some of the first tapestries were made and the textile industry became the base of their economy, the skills of generations past still live on in modern artisans.
Featured Reviews on Deer Wall Decor
Better than the real thing
This was a Christmas gift to a recipient who always gets some form of a reindeer every year, and this was a total hit this year. Beautifully and artistically well made.
The details of this carving are just amazing! I love looking at it - hangs on wall across from my bed. I used it for hanging necklaces. It would also work nicely for scarves, but would not recommend anything heavy. Very happy with this piece!
Higinio Hernandez Carrillo Huichol art
"I hope that you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy making them. I hope that through them you will get a better understanding of the magic and meaning of the Huichol culture."
"My family comes from the beautiful Huichol tradition in the north of Jalisco. You could say that art runs through my veins. I grew up knowing about beads and the beautiful combinations that I saw in the hands of family members.
"My mother left my... read more