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The perfect holiday gift is a gift that gives back...
Nestled inside this gorgeous silk presentation box are eight holiday ornaments. Designed as an heirloom, this gift box embodies the NOVICA mission to preserve global artistic traditions for generations to come. Each ornament showcases a traditional craft indigenous to its region.
Taking center place in the box is our holiday gift to you - three Guatemalan Worry Dolls. Legend has it that if you tell your worries to the doll and place them under your pillow, your worries will be gone when you awake. So, don't worry be happy…
Happy Holidays from NOVICA
- the global happiness company
The Andes - Ocarina by the Huaman Paucar Family 2.8" H x 2.4" W x 0.8"
This doughnut-shaped ocarina, by the Huaman Paucar Family, produces a thin, whistle-like sound. The ocarina is a traditional instrument of Peru's pre-Hispanic cultures. The artisans craft the piece from select clay and apply hand-painted designs in a harmonious palette of colors. Colors and patterns may vary.
Bali & Java - Hand Painted Egg by Agung Mayun 3.5” H x 2.4” W
Bali's exuberant flora inspires this composition by Agung Mayun. Painting an albesia wood egg with acrylics, Mayun details dragonflies hovering among colorful hibiscus flowers on a stage of lush green leaves. The hand-painted egg hangs on a golden thread. Colors and patterns may vary.
Brazil - Blue Macaw Leather Carnival Mask by Marcilio Barroco 2.0" H x 2.8" W x 2.2" D
Marcílio Barroco portrays a blue macaw in leather. Stunning and beautiful, the handmade mask carries a plea to stop the trafficking of exotic species. The splendid bird is a native of the Matogrossense marshland and is in danger of extinction. Barroco molds the mask from leather and paints it by hand it features two trailing satin ribbons and his signature "M."
Central America - "Song Bird" painted pinewood ornament 2.8" H x 2.8" W x 0.3" D
Soaring through the heavens, this songbird with brilliant plumage brings a message of joy from God's Seed Cooperative. This colorful ornament is crafted of pinewood and hand-painted by members of this El Salvadoran collective. Colors and patterns may vary.
India - "Grey Elephant" by Rajesh Gehlot 2.8" H x 3.5" W x 1.2" D
Designed by Rajesh Gehlot, this delightful elephant draped in Indian finery is set to lead your holiday parade. Fashioned from felt it features hand embroidered details.
Mexico - "Sacred Peyote" by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo 2.8" H x 2.0" W x 2.0" D
Distilling colors captured only under the Mexican sun, Higinio Hernandez depicts a sacred peyote blossom, one of the central symbols of Huichol ritualism. This traditional Huichol artform is created with tiny beads applied one at a time onto a beeswax ground. Colors and patterns may vary.
Thailand - Buddhist Temple Bell by Ning Charoensri 4.3" H x 1.0" Diam.
This golden ornament resembles the bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Thailand. Crafted of brass, the bells hang from bright golden yellow ribbons.
West Africa - "Bemba Wedding" mask by Victor Yao Delanyo 1.6" H x 2.8" Diam.
Gleaming brass, aluminum and colorful beads adorn this miniature mask by Victor Yao Delanyo. Masks such as this one are used during wedding ceremonies by the Bemba tribes from Zambia. Colors and patterns may vary.
Offered for a limited time, these wonderful "NOVICA Ornaments of the World" represent each major region where Novica has artists. I loved unwrapping each one -- and every one of them was totally representative of the unique creativity available every day through Novica. What a special treat!
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