Animals - Home Decor
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the WorldThese Animals - Home Decor - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
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Cedar bookends, 'Cattle' (pair) (Ghana)
Working in warm cedar wood, George Obeng sculpts the cattle tended by Mali's nomadic Fulani herdsmen. They peacefully gaze out from a novel and original pair of bookends.
Paper parasol, 'Cranes and Trees' (Thailand)
Nikom covers this petite parasol with special Chinese paper detailed with cranes and trees, making it a cheerful accessory for a sunny day. Beneath the paper, a handmade bamboo frame creates a sturdy structure. As a treatment for the paper, Nikom pou
Paper parasol, 'Cranes' (Thailand)
Captivating, this petite parasol by Nikom is crafted with special Chinese paper detailed with elegant cranes in a natural bamboo environment.
Paper parasol, 'Dragons and Peacocks' (Thailand)
Dragons and peacocks dance a mystical dance together on this petite parasol by Nikom. Crafted with a special Chinese paper, the hand-painted parasol is a beautiful decorative accent in any interior.
Parasol, 'Crane Landscape' (Thailand)
A tropical paradise accented with elegantly rendered birds decorates this petite parasol by Nikom. He paints them on purple rayon that has been stretched over a bamboo frame. Hang the parasol from the ceiling to add a touch of Thailand to your decor,
Saa paper parasol, 'Black Dragons' (Thailand)
Elaborately-drawn dragons undulate along the crest of this saa paper parasol from northern Thailand. Embellished with bamboo spines, the parasol by Nikom is hand-painted with intricate designs.
Wood bookends, 'Guardian Monkeys' (pair) (Indonesia)
Two wary monkeys stand guard over books. Each grasps a jar of holy water with long simian fingers, ready to sprinkle holy water to aid mankind. Sculpted of suar wood, these bookends by Wayan Rendah depict beloved creatures in Balinese society. Honore
Wood bookends, 'Rabbits Like to Read' (Indonesia)
Dressed in handloomed tie-dyed ikat cloth, two cheerful rabbits work as bookends. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya carves the long-eared readers from crocodile wood, painting them with fanciful patterns. The dolls can be posed in a variety of positions as the
Wood bookends, 'Turtles Like to Read' (Indonesia)
Dressed in handloomed tie-dyed ikat cloth, two cheerful sea turtles work as bookends. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya carves the colorful readers from crocodile wood, painting them with tropical fish and coral. The dolls can be posed in a variety of position
Wood bookends, 'Wild Horses' (pair) (Ghana)
Eric Danquah captures the power and majesty of wild horses in this dramatic design. Hand-carved from sese wood and finished with mansion polish, rearing stallions grace a pair of bookends.