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Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Home Decor - Wall Hangings - Tapestries - Palm Leaf Wall Hangings - 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

'Goddess Saraswati,' wall hanging (Indonesia)

This traditional script portrays Saraswati, the central deity of the Hindu feminine trinity. Nengah Dika creates this intricate work with two hand-carved bamboo rods framing each section which in turn are connected by three sturdy filaments. The etch more...

'Great Epic of the Ramayana II,' wall hanging (Indonesia)

Nengah Dika recounts the epic tales of the Ramayana in this fascinating palm leaf script. Etched with delicate distinction, the palm leaf or lontar panels are framed by two hand-carved bamboo rods which in turn are connected by three sturdy filaments more...

'Rahwana Fights against Jatayu,' wall hanging (Indonesia)

The immortalized battle between Rahwana (the evil ogre king) and Jatayu (the mighty eagle) inspires this wall hanging by Nengah Dika. Jatayu attempts to rescue Rama's wife Sita, but is unable to defeat the gigantic foe. Palm leaves provide a natural more...

'The Months,' Balinese calendar (Indonesia)

The Balinese calendar is depicted by Nyoman Witarsa on palm leaf panels framed by bamboo rods. Intricate designs reveal those days of the year most suitable for performing certain activities, communicating the influence of each day upon the whole. Th more...

Palm leaf painting, 'Krishna Sings of Vishnu' (India)

Playing his flute, Krishna embraces Radha and sings of Vishnu's ten incarnations, or Dasabatana. Vishnu is the reassuring cosmic deity of preservation in India. Working in the style of Orissa, Soma Nath Upadhyay exalts the deities in this traditional more...

Palm leaf painting, 'Krishna Tells of Vishnu' (India)

Accompanied by dancing girls, Krishna embraces Radha and tells of Vishnu's ten incarnations. Vishnu is the reassuring cosmic deity of preservation in India. Working in the style of Orissa, Soma Nath Upadhyay exalts the deities in this traditional pal more...

Palm leaf painting, 'Vishnu's Story' (India)

Lord Krishna tells the story of Lord Vishnu's ten incarnations, or Dasabatana, in this traditional palm leaf painting. Vishnu is the reassuring cosmic deity of preservation in India. He took the form of a fish to save the four Vedas (holy books) from more...

Palm leaf wall hanging, 'Across the Ocean' (Indonesia)

Hanoman, one of the most celebrated heroes of the Ramayana, appears on this lontar (palm leaf) scroll about to cross the ocean. According to the epic legend, Hanoman built a bridge over the waters so that Rama could rescue his beloved Sita. To create more...

Palm leaf wall hanging, 'Ganesha, the Son of Siwa' (Indonesia)

Nengah Dika portrays Ganesha on a lontar (palm leaf) scroll in celebration of one of Bali's classic art forms. The lontar leaf has specific characteristics that enabled the ancient Balinese to develop a particular form of literature and painting. Dik more...

Palm leaf wall hanging, 'Symbol of God' (Indonesia)

A work of faith by Nengah Dika, this lontar (palm leaf) scroll depicts Acintya, hailed throughout Bali as a symbol of God and a reference to his supreme power. Acintya is often presented along with the ringing of a Balinese ceremonial bell, being lik more...

Palm leaf wall hanging, 'The Flying Goddess' (Indonesia)

The goddess Sri holds a sheaf of rice. Consort of Wisnu, the god of sustenance, she is venerated at shrines set up in rice fields throughout Bali. Sri is often depicted flying, representing her blessings on crops all over the island. Nengah Dika depi more...



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