White Holiday Decor(71 items)
Welcome to the White Holiday Decor Collection at NOVICA.
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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 White Holiday Decor
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The recipient loved these so much that she asked where I ordered them. I gave her the information so she can order other items from NOVICA.
Sweet, funny garland is just right
This is a great, long garland. Every piece looks sturdy and made to last. I love the mad little faces on the ghosts. The natural twine, the rustic finish on the ghosts, and the vanilla and brown tones all feel very fall. A great piece, well worth the price.
This is a gorgeous, hand carved nativity that will definitely be an heirloom! It now sits on our mantle to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas! Thank you for our treasure! Great work!
Nik Handcrafted ornaments
"I hope you'll be able to promote my handcrafted ornaments so I can be a part of people's Christmas joy."
Popular White Holiday Decor
Snowflake Pattern Knit Stocking in Poppy from India, "Snowflake Charm"$19.99
Knit from acrylic in hues of vivid red and snow white, this charming stocking will bring the magic of Christmas to your hearth. India's Sandeep Malhotra presents the stocking, which is crafted by local artisans to feature dot motifs along the bottom and a snowflake pattern at the top.
Set of Four Painted Wood Heart Ornaments from Bali, "Ruby Hearts"$19.99
Making an excellent addition to the tree or serving as simple decor, these four hearts are crafted of wood, painted red with a distressed finish. Bali's Gio works with other artisans to craft these ornaments by hand, hanging them on golden cords.
Artisan Crafted Set of 4 Wood Angel Ornaments from Bali, "Dream Angels"$23.99
Four sweetly smiling angels are ready to brighten your holiday in this set of ornaments from Togog Suyasa in Bali. The 4 winged angels wear robes of red, white and cream emblazoned with silver or gold stars. Their golden hair is crafted from natural pandan leaf fiber.
Felt Owl Christmas Ornaments Set of 3 from Thailand, "Santa's Owls (set of 3)"$19.99
Thai artisan Saipin Vanichmongkol crafts these adorable Christmas owls in a set of three complementary colors that will be perfect for accenting any festive corner this holiday season. Pieced together from acrylic felt and featuring a cotton cord for easy display, these owls add whimsy and cheer wherever they are placed.