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Stone nativity scene, 'Christmas is Peace' (Peru)

Stone nativity scene, 'Christmas is Peace' (Peru)

Juan Licas Coronado adapts the shape of the traditional chullo hat to create a warm, snug environment. Inside, the Holy Family kneels together with the Three Kings to adore the newborn Jesus. For this sculpture, the artisan selects stone quarried in Huamanga in the central sierra of Peru. Its texture and color are similar to alabaster.


Wood sculpture, 'Christmas Tree' (Peru)

Wood sculpture, 'Christmas Tree' (Peru)

Tall and proud, an evergreen pine is the quintessential Christmas tree. Designed by John Barrow, this beautiful wood sculpture is carved by hand.


Mate gourds, 'Christmas Pears' (set of 6) (Peru)

Mate gourds, 'Christmas Pears' (set of 6) (Peru)

A star-filled celebration descends on this fascinating set of six mate gourds, rendering each one truly unique. Handcrafted with sublime excellence by Rocio Davila, this set of six mates evidence her unique artistic creativity as she transforms one of Peru's ancient crafts into innovative and stylish Christmas decorations. Introduce an authentic touch to the holiday celebrations with these unique ornamentations.


Ceramic nativity scene, 'Christmas with a Cherub' (Peru)

Ceramic nativity scene, 'Christmas with a Cherub' (Peru)

Joseph wears a chullo with warm earflaps and Mary wears an Andean hat in this charming nativity scene by Dionisio Rojas Guti�rrez. Crafted by hand, the creche sets the first Christmas in the Andean countryside. Highland shepherds and their sheep join the Holy Family and a cherub in a star-spangled statuette. An opening in the back permits insertion of a votive light.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Inca Christmas' (set of 4) (Peru)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Inca Christmas' (set of 4) (Peru)

The wonderful art of the Inca Empire colors these ornaments with festive elegance. Cecilia Zapata designs the ceramic baubles, which are crafted and painted by hand.


Cotton ornaments, 'Andean Angels of Happiness' (set of 6) (Peru)

Cotton ornaments, 'Andean Angels of Happiness' (set of 6) (Peru)

"In times of the Inca Empire it was believed that divine spirits left their light on earth through fertility and harvest. Children were regarded as part of that harvest, and their fruit is the message of hope and happiness they share with us," Ledda Galvez says as she shares the ancient beliefs that inspire these ornaments. Ledda tells us, "Andean angels are messengers of love and peace. They are like children with open arms because they are ready to hug you and leave their story of love with you." The three boy and three girl angels are sewn by hand of cotton featuring jute wings and acrylic hair and ribbons. Their faces are painted by hand, and each is stuffed with cotton.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Angelic Andean Choir' (set of 6) (Peru)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Angelic Andean Choir' (set of 6) (Peru)

This band of six angelic musicians play Andean carols in an ensemble put together by Margarita and Martha. They craft each ceramic ornament by hand featuring traditional Peruvian instruments such as the cacho or horn, guitar, drum, quena flute, charango guitar and zampo�a panpipe. They hang from golden strings and can be stored in a purpose-made box.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Song of the Inca' (set of 5) (Peru)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Song of the Inca' (set of 5) (Peru)

The Huaman Paucar Family transforms Andean musical traditions into a fascinating set of festive ornaments. They are crafted and painted by hand in the shape of ocarina flutes.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Holiday,' (set of 4) (Peru)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Holiday,' (set of 4) (Peru)

Intricate geometric designs exemplify the traditional artistry of the Huaman Paucar Family, who execute ancient Inca motifs on ceramic surfaces. The clay pieces are fired and then painted by hand, every detail magnified by the supple contours of these ornaments. Each of the fours eggs presents a different blend of precise colors before varying backgrounds of red, cream, turquoise, and white. Featuring nylon strings for easy display.


Mate gourd ornaments, 'Surprises' (set of 5) (Peru)

Mate gourd ornaments, 'Surprises' (set of 5) (Peru)

Dots, stripes and crisscross plaids transform dried mate gourds into decorative accents. Hanging from loops, they grace any setting with Andean craftsmanship. Roc�o D�vila creates an enchanting set of five organic ornaments. Because each unique piece is handcrafted from natural gourds, please expect slight variations in shape, size and motifs.


Copper ornaments, 'Christmas Symbols' (set of 6) (Peru)

Copper ornaments, 'Christmas Symbols' (set of 6) (Peru)

Ana Mar�a Enciso celebrates Christmas with these delightful handcrafted ornaments. Working in hammered copper, she crafts a pine tree, a heart and an oval sun. In addition, "The moon lights up the night when Jesus visits each home and the star guides us on the path for the coming year. The heart is to fill all souls with love and peace," the artisan explains.


Cotton ornaments, 'Girl Choir' (set of 6) (Peru)

Cotton ornaments, 'Girl Choir' (set of 6) (Peru)

Six girls in Andean dress form a delightful Christmas choir. Singing to the sound of the charango guitar and zampo�a panpipes, the diminutive dolls come from Margarita and Martha. "They bring happiness to the holidays," the women say.


Cotton ornaments, 'Red Christmas Carol' (set of 12) (Peru)

Cotton ornaments, 'Red Christmas Carol' (set of 12) (Peru)

Nestled in red bows, celebrants sing Christmas carols. The ribbons emulate ancient Inca textiles while traditional instruments evoke Andean melodies. Margarita and Martha craft a set of twelve original ornaments. "When you hang these from your tree, mantel or wall, try to feel the warmth and friendship of our people," they say.


Mate gourd ornaments, 'Christmas Owls' (set of 6) (Peru)

Mate gourd ornaments, 'Christmas Owls' (set of 6) (Peru)

Margarita and Martha transform dried mate gourds into six cheerful owls. One of the oldest handicrafts in the Andes, the gourds are engraved by hand. Colorful Santa Claus hats crown each one. The natural shape of the gourd dictates size and shape, so slight variations should be expected.


Applique ornaments, 'Christmas Fiesta' (set of 6) (Peru)

Applique ornaments, 'Christmas Fiesta' (set of 6) (Peru)

Crafted by hand, these delightful ornaments celebrate the first Christmas. Three diminutive stockings and three spheres depict the Holy Family. Working in the traditional art of arpiller�a (patchwork), Balvina Huaytalla creates holiday d�cor to treasure.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'Winter Wonderland' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Winter Wonderland' (Peru)

Children on ice skates feed gentle deer in a winter wonderland. By Maria Ramos Sanchez, this enchanting Christmas stocking is a superb example of the Andean art of arpiller�a. The motifs are created with patchwork; the diminutive figures are crafted in three dimensions and embroidered by hand.


Wood nativity scene, 'Gifts for Baby Jesus' (set of 8) (Peru)

Wood nativity scene, 'Gifts for Baby Jesus' (set of 8) (Peru)

By John Barrow, this petite hand-carved nativity scene depicts Epiphany, when the Three Kings came to pay tribute to little Jesus. Mary and Joseph watch over the Christ child as he sleeps peacefully in his manger bed.


Stone nativity scene, 'Birth in Acos Vinchos' (Peru)

Stone nativity scene, 'Birth in Acos Vinchos' (Peru)

Delicately sculpted in white stone, this exquisite nativity scene depicts the birth of the Christ child in pristine purity. Juan Licas Coronado creates the inspiring scene in huamanga stone, quarried in the central sierra of Peru. Its texture and color are similar to that of alabaster. Because of the material's gentleness, the artisan must work with extreme caution, using fine chisels, burins, and drills to achieve a singular work of art. Licas Coronado names this piece for the town of his own birth, Acos Vinchos. The set includes eight statuettes, sculpted by hand.


Stone nativity scene, 'White Christmas' (set of 8) (Peru)

Stone nativity scene, 'White Christmas' (set of 8) (Peru)

Exquisitely carved by hand, this nativity scene is crafted from the purity of huamanga. Huamanga is quarried in the central sierra of Peru; its texture and color are similar to alabaster. Sculptor Juan Licas Coronado selects the material for its translucent elegance and beauty.


Ceramic nativity scene, 'Peru Country Christmas' (Peru)

Ceramic nativity scene, 'Peru Country Christmas' (Peru)

Wearing traditional Andean dress, Mary and Joseph find refuge in the highlands of Peru. Dionisio Rojas crafts a New World creche where red clay jars surround the Holy Family. Shepherds accompany the miracle of the first Christmas and the birth of Jesus.


Ceramic nativity scene, 'Central Church' (Peru)

Ceramic nativity scene, 'Central Church' (Peru)

A breathtakingly detailed ceramic nativity scene, "Central Church" is handmade in Peru and signed by the artist, Dionisio Rojas. This skilled artisan has created fine ceramics since age ten. Now married and with a workshop of his own, he has won many local, state, and national art contests in Peru.


Ceramic nativity scene, 'Andean Christmas Carol' (Peru)

Ceramic nativity scene, 'Andean Christmas Carol' (Peru)

Wearing traditional Andean clothing, a cherub plays a Christmas carol on the zampo�a (panpipes). Mary and Joseph appear as a young couple from the highlands as they gaze with love and awe at tiny baby Jesus. Working in ceramic, Feriberto Aylas creates a beautiful and reverent nativity scene.


Ceramic candleholder, 'Christmas Awe' (Peru)

Ceramic candleholder, 'Christmas Awe' (Peru)

Jesus is born in a forest haven, accompanied by Mary, Joseph and shepherds. Resting in a cradle of hay, the baby gazes back at Mary and Joseph while smiling sheep snuggle close for warmth. Doves perched overhead coo a soft lullaby. Dionisio Rojas crafts this enchanting candleholder to celebrate Christmas.


Applique Christmas star, 'Lilac Nativity Scene' (Peru)

Applique Christmas star, 'Lilac Nativity Scene' (Peru)

This star sparkles with many colors as it celebrates the birth of Jesus. The Holy Family, as well as the angel, are dressed in bright Cuzco cloaks as Leonor Quispe brings Peruvian stylizations to this universal story. A llama, donkey and sheep smile as they make part of this endearing nativity scene. Quispe sews and embroiders the appliqu� composition by hand, crafting characters with three-dimensional artistry.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'Magical' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Magical' (Peru)

Capturing the magic of the first Christmas, Mar�a Uyauri conveys her sense of wonder with turquoise meadows and a magenta sky. She works in arpiller�a � embroidered appliqu�s of fabric cutouts, embroidered by hand � to create an heirloom Christmas stocking.


Applique wall hanging, 'Christmas Star' (Peru)

Applique wall hanging, 'Christmas Star' (Peru)

The Christmas star blazes through the heavens on a quiet night in the Andes. It illuminates a nativity scene with a Peruvian setting. Leonor Quispe gives an Andean setting to the very first Christmas. She works in the traditional art of arpiller�a (patchwork) to create this extraordinary wall hanging. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered. A display rod can be slipped through an opening at the top.


Applique Christmas tree, 'Happy Nativity Scene' (Peru)

Applique Christmas tree, 'Happy Nativity Scene' (Peru)

Shaped like a Christmas tree, this arpiller�a ornament is a joyous representation of the nativity scene. The tree is crowned by the Star of Bethlehem while the Three Wise Men travel on a winding path to reach the Holy Family, who is protected by Gabriel Archangel. Leonor Quispe sews and embroiders the appliqu� composition by hand, crafting the characters with three-dimensional artistry.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'Mary and Jesus Sleep' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Mary and Jesus Sleep' (Peru)

Shepherdesses remain vigilant as Mary and Jesus sleep under star-filled skies. Farm animals graze in the verdant fields as Maria Uyauri brings Andean accents to this Biblical scene. She sews the arpilleria appliqu� composition by hand for this original cotton Christmas stocking.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'The Arrival of the Magi' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'The Arrival of the Magi' (Peru)

The night is speckled with stars over the Peruvian highlands as the Magi follow the star to the manger. Guarded by Gabriel Archangel, baby Jesus sleeps in a hay-filled manger surrounded by Mary and Joseph. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpiller�a (appliqu�) to create an heirloom Christmas stocking. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered.


Applique Christmas tree skirt, 'Nativity Scene' (Peru)

Applique Christmas tree skirt, 'Nativity Scene' (Peru)

The Christmas star points the way to a stable where the Holy Family welcomes the Christ child on the very first Christmas. Stars twinkle in the night sky as the good news is announced by an angel. Eleodora Salvatierra works in the traditional art of arpiller�a (patchwork) to create this extraordinarily detailed Christmas tree skirt. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered.


Applique wall adornment, 'Star of the Andes' (Peru)

Applique wall adornment, 'Star of the Andes' (Peru)

This star glows with happy naivet� as trees and cactus blossom and smiling animals live in peaceful camaraderie. A woman picks flowers in a composition that celebrates life in the Andean countryside. Leonor Quispe sews this wall adornment in the legendary tradition of arpiller�a or appliqu�. Featuring hand-embroidered details, many of the figurines are three-dimensional.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'Joy!' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Joy!' (Peru)

Children frolic in the snow while peeking excitedly at a tree filled with presents. By Maria Ramos Sanchez, this heirloom Christmas stocking is a superb example of the Andean art of arpiller�a. The motifs are created with patchwork; the diminutive figures are crafted in three dimensions and embroidered by hand.


Applique Christmas stocking, 'No Room at the Inn' (Peru)

Applique Christmas stocking, 'No Room at the Inn' (Peru)

Stars fill the night sky on a quiet Christmas Eve. Joseph leads the donkey that Mary rides as he seeks an inn for the night. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpiller�a (patchwork) to create an heirloom Christmas stocking. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered. The colorful background fabric emulates traditional hand-loomed cloth.


Applique tree skirt, 'Holy Family in the Andes' (Peru)

Applique tree skirt, 'Holy Family in the Andes' (Peru)

Balvina Huaytalla sets the Nativity Scene at the foot of the Andes Mountains for the captivating design of this Christmas tree skirt. She sews it by hand in Peru's legendary arpilleria appliqu�. Scenes include a shooting star over the manger, and the Three Wise Men traveling across Andean peaks.


Cotton wall adornment, 'Tree of Christmas' (Peru)

Cotton wall adornment, 'Tree of Christmas' (Peru)

Lucila sets the mood for Christmas with this endearing nativity scene. Standing at the skirts of the Andes, Joseph and Mary welcome Baby Jesus in a humble barn. Surrounded by a fascinating landscape and patient farm animals, the scene is blessed by a radiant star. Pedregal crafts this piece in the arpilleria cotton patchwork tradition of Peru.


Cedar relief panel, 'Mystery of Christ's Birth' (Peru)

Cedar relief panel, 'Mystery of Christ's Birth' (Peru)

Expertly carving cedar wood, Alejandro Ram�rez depicts the first Christmas in a classic composition. Mary, Joseph and the animals gaze at little Jesus as he sleeps in the manger. An angel hovers nearby and the Christmas star shines above the stable like a beacon. Ram�rez adds subtle color by hand and applies bronze leaf to the star. A hook at the back facilitates wall display.




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Cotton table runner, 'Maya Christmas' (Guatemala)

Cotton table runner, 'Maya Christmas' (Guatemala)

The handwoven textures of the backstrap loom course through cotton in Christmas colors of red and green. Made by the women of Komon Utzil, this beautiful table runner is finished with luscious macram� fringe.


Cotton placemat and napkin set, 'Christmas Feast' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Cotton placemat and napkin set, 'Christmas Feast' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Emerald poinsettias and mistletoe bring the vibrant artistry of Guatemala's textiles to the Christmas dinner table. Laura Morales designs a festive set of six placemats and matching napkins. They are woven on a traditional back strap loom, rendering each one unique. Since the items were woven on a traditional loom, the edges may show a slight curvature.


Iron candleholder, 'Light of Christmas' (Guatemala)

Iron candleholder, 'Light of Christmas' (Guatemala)

Guatemala's Godoy Family invites to light a candle in the spirit of Christmas with this festive candleholder. They forge the iron tree by hand, expertly hammering the piece into flowing lines. The candle's holder crowns the tree recreating the illusion of a bright star when the candle (not included) is lit.


Cotton placemat and napkin set, 'Poinsettia Deer' (set of 4) (Guatemala)

Cotton placemat and napkin set, 'Poinsettia Deer' (set of 4) (Guatemala)

Christmas makes a festive appearance in a set of placemats and napkins from Ixoq Aj Kemool Cooperative. Woven on a back strap loom, the cotton placemats feature green and white reindeer on lateral bands, while poinsettias blossom in the middle. The set of four placemats includes napkins, all of which are finished by hand.


Ceramic figurines, 'Angel Song' (set of 3) (Guatemala)

Ceramic figurines, 'Angel Song' (set of 3) (Guatemala)

Jose Arriola depicts three Christmas angels in hand painted terracotta. The charming musical trio wears bright and cheerful clothing based on Guatemala's traditional handloomed artistry.


Ceramic nativity scene, 'Christmas in San Juan' (set of 12) (Guatemala)

Ceramic nativity scene, 'Christmas in San Juan' (set of 12) (Guatemala)

By Jose Arriola, this charming nativity scene depicts the Holy Family, angels and the Three Kings in the traditional weavings of San Juan Sacatepequez. Crafted and painted by hand, they are accompanied by a donkey, a gentle cow and two fluffy sheep.


Pinewood nativity scene, 'Christmas Gift' (11 pieces) (El Salvador)

Pinewood nativity scene, 'Christmas Gift' (11 pieces) (El Salvador)

The Three Kings bring presents to the newborn Christ child. Yet Jesus is God's own gift to the world in this enchanting nativity scene. Painted by hand in rich earth colors, Mary, Joseph, an angel, two sheep, a cow and donkey complete the ensemble by members of the God's Seed Cooperative.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Christmas Tree' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Christmas Tree' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Shaped of terracotta and hand painted in bright tropical colors, these festive ornaments depict Christmas trees. Jose Arriola creates a set of six, and each one is different. Poinsettias with distinct stylizations adorn them, and the set of six arrives with a pouch of handloomed cotton.


Ceramic ornaments, 'Festive Guatemala' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Festive Guatemala' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

"I am a man of fervent faith, so I feel very happy when I'm handcrafting Christmas ornaments," confides Jose Arriola. He paints each figurine by hand featuring abstract images of birds and flowers with the bright colors of his beloved Guatemala. The set of six ornaments hang from bright red ribbons and arrives in a traditional pedal-loomed cotton pouch


Ceramic ornaments, 'Crescent Moon' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Ceramic ornaments, 'Crescent Moon' (set of 6) (Guatemala)

Shaped of terracotta and painted by hand, the crescent moon has a cheerful smile. Jose Arriola creates a set of six ornaments with the colors of Guatemala. Birds, flowers and a Christmas star adorn the ornaments. They arrive in a colorful storage pouch made from handloomed cotton.




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Aluminum serving tray, 'Christmas Dream' (Mexico)

Aluminum serving tray, 'Christmas Dream' (Mexico)

Playing with the supple essence of aluminum, Luis Martinez creates this charming serving tray. A tasteful and original accent for embellishing the Christmas season, it is certain to make a fine and versatile present. This handcrafted product may present miniscule pores that are imprinted from the sand molds used by Martinez.


Ceramic candleholders, 'Blue Christmas' (set of 3) (Mexico)

Ceramic candleholders, 'Blue Christmas' (set of 3) (Mexico)

Crafted by hand of barro bru�ido (burnished clay), three candleholders celebrate Christmas. Artisans of the Garc�a Ochoa Family paint scenes from the nativity on each deep blue cube.


Blown glass goblets, 'Solidarity' (set of 6) (Mexico)

Blown glass goblets, 'Solidarity' (set of 6) (Mexico)

Rich ruby hues swirl into a breathtaking handcrafted design. Javier and Efr�n create imaginative yet functional works, achieving an incredible clarity with their material, and each piece is unique. There could be the presence of random drop of red on some stems, to attest to the hand crafted nature of the process. Because each piece is handmade, shape and size can vary slightly and tiny bubbles may appear within the glass. This exemplifies the hand-blown technique, making every piece a unique example of blown glass craftsmanship.




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Christmas stocking, 'Season to Cherish' (India)

Christmas stocking, 'Season to Cherish' (India)

A brilliant floral motif embroidered on deep red velvet celebrates the season. This Christmas stocking by Parvez A. Warsi is a memento to cherish year after year. He brings the opulence of Indian hand embroidery to holiday d�cor with zardozi work. The Urdu name for silver and golden nylon embroidery, zardozi work has been treasured since Medieval times; it reached its zenith under the patronage of Emperor Akbar. The stocking is lined in satin with foam for shape.


Embroidered stocking, 'Christmas Sparkle' (India)

Embroidered stocking, 'Christmas Sparkle' (India)

Glittering zardozi embroidery creates mesmerizing spirals on deep red velvet. Applied by hand with glittering metallic zari threads, they adorn an heirloom Christmas stocking. Parvez A. Warsi stitches zari threads in sparkly green on a lovely crimson ornament lined in silk.


Cotton ornaments, 'Christmas Stockings' (set of 12) (Thailand)

Cotton ornaments, 'Christmas Stockings' (set of 12) (Thailand)

Embroidered by artisans from Thai Tribal Crafts, twelve bright stockings await Christmas Eve. The handmade ornaments are representative of the textile traditions of the Hmong people, who long ago immigrated to northern Thailand.


Clove ornaments, 'Christmas Trees' (set of 4) (Indonesia)

Clove ornaments, 'Christmas Trees' (set of 4) (Indonesia)

Made Budiardana spices-up the holiday season with this set of four clove ornaments. Shaped like Christmas trees, the ornaments are sewn with fine bamboo threads. Budiardana marks the trees' contours with golden strings.


Environmental holiday greeting cards, 'Christmas Tree' (set of 8) (Thailand)

Environmental holiday greeting cards, 'Christmas Tree' (set of 8) (Thailand)

This Christmas tree shines bright under the spell of the crescent moon and the warmth of a radiant star. It is printed with batik techniques on saa (mulberry) paper, in a wonderful set of handcrafted greeting cards. Set includes eight blank cards with same pattern and envelopes of regular paper.


Wood ornaments, 'Royal Kings' (set of 3) (Ghana)

Wood ornaments, 'Royal Kings' (set of 3) (Ghana)

An important part of the Christmas story, the three kings brought gifts to baby Jesus. Daniel Nyadedzor sculpts the trio from sese wood, bringing African art to holiday d�cor. Because each ornament is individually carved and painted by hand, the features may vary slightly.


Wood ornaments, 'Three Kings' (set of 3) (Ghana)

Wood ornaments, 'Three Kings' (set of 3) (Ghana)

An important part of the Christmas story, the three kings brought gifts to baby Jesus. Daniel Nyadedzor sculpts the trio from sese wood, bringing African art to holiday d�cor. Because each ornament is individually carved and painted by hand, the features may vary from those pictured.


Wood ornaments, 'Red Angels at Prayer' (pair) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Red Angels at Prayer' (pair) (Indonesia)

Angels in crimson gowns fold their hands in a Christmas prayer. Crafted and painted by hand, these charming albesia wood ornaments are the work of Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati.


Papier mache ornaments, 'Mughal Celebration' (set of 4) (India)

Papier mache ornaments, 'Mughal Celebration' (set of 4) (India)

Exalting India's traditional handicrafts, Riyas creates splendid Christmas ornaments in papier mache. The beautiful set of four colorful globes is meticulously painted by hand.


Wood ornaments, 'Angel Choir' (set of 5) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Angel Choir' (set of 5) (Indonesia)

Two musicians play trumpets while three heavenly singers raise sweet voices in Christmas carols. Made Sarna carves five exquisite angels of Balinese albesia wood, painting each one by hand. The celestial ornaments arrive in a gift box.


Wood ornaments, 'Santa's Big Hat' (set of 4) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Santa's Big Hat' (set of 4) (Indonesia)

Dressed for the holidays, Santa Claus sports a very big hat. Carefully carving albesia wood, Made Sarna creates a set of four fanciful ornaments. Each is painted by hand in bright Christmas colors and they arrive in a gift box.


Beaded ornaments, 'Star of Bethlehem' (set of 6) (India)

Beaded ornaments, 'Star of Bethlehem' (set of 6) (India)

Recalling the Christmas star in the Bethlehem sky, these delightful ornaments announce the holiday season. Parvez A. Warsi creates a colorful set of six to showcase ancient textile techniques. Lavishly covered with beadwork and sequins, each boasts a long beadwork tassel like the tail of a comet. Golden zardozi embroidery adds sparkle.


Ornaments, 'Blue Stars' (set of 6) (India)

Ornaments, 'Blue Stars' (set of 6) (India)

Tiny Christmas motifs adorn a set of delightful ornaments. Delicately handcrafted, they each feature golden zardozi embroidery as well as beadwork. Presented by Parvez A. Warsi, they are certain to become a family heirloom.


Wood ornaments, 'Scarlet Angel' (set of 3) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Scarlet Angel' (set of 3) (Indonesia)

Smiling angels in scarlet gowns sing the good news. Crafted and painted by hand, these albesia wood Christmas ornaments are the work of Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati. Palm fiber forms their long, silken tresses.


Wood ornaments, 'Smiling Scarlet Angel' (pair) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Smiling Scarlet Angel' (pair) (Indonesia)

Smiling angels in scarlet gowns sing the good news. Crafted and painted by hand, these albesia wood Christmas ornaments are the work of Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati. Palm fiber forms their long, silken tresses.


Wood ornaments, 'Father Noel' (set of 5) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Father Noel' (set of 5) (Indonesia)

Dressed in festive red, Santa is known in some parts of the world as Father Noel. Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati creates a set of five Christmas ornaments, each one crafted and painted by hand.


Wood ornaments, 'Excited Red Angel' (set of 3) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Excited Red Angel' (set of 3) (Indonesia)

Descending rapidly on fluttering wings, three little angels convey their excitement at Christmas time. Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati creates a set of three holiday ornaments, each one crafted and painted by hand.


Beaded ornaments, 'Season's Joy' (set of 6) (India)

Beaded ornaments, 'Season's Joy' (set of 6) (India)

Dazzlingly beautiful, these elegant Christmas ornaments come from Parvez A. Warsi. Six colorful spheres reveal the opulence of classic zardozi embroidery. Lavish beadwork adorns each one.


Wood ornaments, 'Playful Snowman' (pair) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Playful Snowman' (pair) (Indonesia)

Smiling snowmen in warm hats and scarves celebrate the holiday season. Crafted and painted by hand, these charming Christmas ornaments are the work of Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati.


Beaded ornaments, 'Silver Fanfare' (set of 6) (India)

Beaded ornaments, 'Silver Fanfare' (set of 6) (India)

Parvez A. Warsi welcomes the holiday season with Christmas trees, hearts and butterflies. Filled with cotton, each gray ornament glistens with golden brass and silver metallic and glass beads. Set includes two of each for a total of six ornaments.


Wood ornaments, 'Joyous White Angels' (set of 7) (Indonesia)

Wood ornaments, 'Joyous White Angels' (set of 7) (Indonesia)

Dressed in white, joyous angels with silvery wings prepare for Christmas. Ni Kadek Sulistiyawati crafts a set of seven delightful holiday ornaments. Each is crafted and painted by hand.




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These are just some of the Christmas Shop items you will find at the Novica Andes Shop. Click to see all their New Arrivals. On the Novica website you can meet the artists and families who make each and every product featured on the site. You’ll know, the moment you make a purchase, whose life you are helping to change. That’s why I chose to offer products from National Geographic and Novica on my site.

In addition, your purchase will benefit Bolivia directly as I have pledged to donate a percentage of all sales to the Association of Washingtonians for Needy Bolivian Children (wanides.org), a non-profit organization that raises funds to help children in Bolivia. Thank you! Bella.

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