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Home Decor - Bookends
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Home Decor - Bookends 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.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change

Aluminum bookends, 'Handstand Harlequin' (pair) (Peru)

Like a true court jester, harlequins stand on their heads with nimble grace. These bookends are the latest installment in Luitpol's "Harlequin" series, inspired by a desire to create functional art work. He crafts the harlequins with shiny aluminum p more...

Aluminum bookends, 'Harlequin Fortress' (Peru)

Sculpted from aluminum, two shiny Harlequins kneel and concentrate their strength on pushing walls of pinewood. By Luitpol, these charming bookends form part of his sculpture series called "Harlequin." more...

Bronze and marble bookend, 'Hercules' (Brazil)

The course of knowledge is hard to stop, but may be detained for a while with this extraordinary bookend. Crafted of oxidized bronze and set in marble, it personifies Hercules, the Roman name for Heracles, the greatest hero in Greek mythology. Jacque more...

Cedar bookends, 'Elephant Guardian' (pair) (Ghana)

Deftly carving cedar wood, George Obeng exhibits the power of the mighty elephant. The pachyderms stand guard in the library as handsome bookends. more...

Cedar bookends, 'Fear God' (pair) (Ghana)

Ghana's famed gye nyame symbol emerges in cedar wood, its rotating form meaning "I fear none except God." Known as an adinkra symbol, this image is revered throughout the country. George Obeng carves the traditional motif to grace a pair of bookends. more...

Cedar bookends, 'Lion Guardian' (pair) (Ghana)
Now $71.99 - retail $79.99

Deftly carving cedar wood, George Obeng exhibits the fierce intelligence of the king of the jungle. The lions stand guard in the library as handsome bookends. more...

Cedar bookends, 'Lion Guardian' (pair) (Ghana)

Deftly carving cedar wood, George Obeng exhibits the fierce intelligence of the king of the jungle. The lions stand guard in the library as handsome bookends. more...

Cedar bookends, 'Nonchalant' (pair) (Ghana)

Hand-carved from cedar wood, human figures strike a stance of nonchalance. George Obeng sculpts the abstract images to stand on a pair of bookends. more...

Cedar bookends, 'Rhino Guardian' (pair) (Ghana)

Deftly carving cedar wood, George Obeng exhibits the fierce majesty of the rhinoceros. The horned creatures stand guard in the library as handsome bookends. more...

Pinewood bookends, 'Little Horse of Knowledge' (pair) (Guatemala)

Carved and painted by hand, a charming little horse becomes a set of bookends in the hands of Julio Molina. The colorful steed is ready to carry readers to a land of knowledge through books. The head and tail can be removed for shipping. more...

Soapstone bookends, 'Dancing Dolphins' (pair) (India)

Two dolphins dance and chatter in this charming design. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, the bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty. more...

Soapstone bookends, 'Elephant Scholars' (pair) (India)

Scholarly Indian elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of stone. Expertly hand carved by Gulam Rasool, these original bookends showcase the inherent beauty of natural soapstone. more...

Soapstone bookends, 'Happy Hoppy Frog' (pair) (India)

Cheerful frogs sit back to back, proudly holding books in place. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, the bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty. more...

Soapstone bookends, 'Pretty Ponies' (pair) (India)

A pair of pretty ponies holds books in place. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, the bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty. more...

Soapstone bookends, 'Wisdom' (pair) (India)

Two wise owls stand guard over the books they hold in place. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, these bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty more...

Steel book stand, 'Inca Wisdom' (Peru)

Marco Florindez has such an original sense of art that he transforms ancient Inca glyphs into a formidable sculpture. "In this design, I combined the Inca symbols for the sun and the moon as early receptors of wisdom," explains the Peruvian artist. " more...

Wood bookends, 'African Elephants' (Ghana)

Striding purposefully across the savannah, proud elephants find a noble calling in the library. The hand-carved figures grace a beautiful pair of sese wood bookends by Francis Agbete. more...

Wood bookends, 'Buddha's Prayer' (pair) (Indonesia)

Buddha's peaceful image is inspiring as a sense of inner peace exudes from his vivid detailing. Balinese master carver Wayan Rendah evokes the divine personage in the form of signature bookends. more...

Wood bookends, 'Good Luck Elephant' (pair) (Ghana)

"In Ghana, an elephant raising its trunk is a sign of good luck," Francis Agbete says. Working in richly grained ofram wood, he crafts a pair of bookends depicting the cheerful pachyderms. more...

Wood bookends, 'Happy Camels' (pair) (Ghana)

"If camels can survive under tough desert conditions, then we humans should not lose hope during hard times," encourages Ghanaian artisan Francis Agbete. He carves the ofram wood bookends by hand with admirable mastery. more...

Wood bookends, 'Orangutan Couple' (pair) (Indonesia)

Two wary apes stand guard over treasured books. Sculpted of suar wood, these signature bookends by Wayan Rendah depict an orangutan couple. The intelligent primates are realistically carved by hand. more...

Wood bookends, 'Quiet Buddha' (pair) (Indonesia)

Eyes closed in meditation, Buddha is serene and beautiful. Wayan Rendah depicts the master's smooth features, tightly curled hair and elongated earlobes in a classic portrait. The sculptures crown a pair of hand-carved bookends. more...

Wood bookends, 'Sahara Camel' (pair) (Ghana)

Masterfully carving African ofram wood, Francis Agbete elicits realistic portraits of Saharan camels. "I found inspiration in their tough nature and ability to withstand harsh conditions," he confides. The handsome animals adorn a pair of bookends. more...

Wood bookends, 'Shared Soul' (pair) (Indonesia)

Loving sentiments find expression in the natural grain of suar wood. Wayan Rendah portrays a faithful couple, cradled in a heartfelt embrace. These enchanting bookends convey the sensation of one single soul shared by lovers. more...

Wood bookends, 'Sleeping Man' (pair) (Indonesia)

Resting his head on his knees, a man slips into slumber. Wayan Rendah details the crossed arms and strong, supple body in a work of exquisite symmetry. He selects Balinese suar wood, prized for its rich grain, to carve the figures that grace a signed more...

Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' (pair) (Indonesia)
Now $58.49 - retail $64.99

Crouching with watchful bright eyes, a pair of monkeys clasp their hands tightly across their mouths. Nyoman Karsa realistically portrays the intelligent primates, detailing their long-toed feet and prehensile tails. He sculpts them from Balinese sua more...

Wood bookends, 'Trees of Knowledge' (pair) (Thailand)

Thailand's Jaifah Aksornsri designs bookends of distinguished elegance. The bookends are carved by hand from rain tree wood featuring detailed trees and a brown matte finish. more...



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