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A varied collection of crafts and gifts originating from a number of global traditions. Mexican cartonería, Peruvian retablos, Balinese masks and Guatemalan worry people; a huge amount of folklore is represented here. We also have mythologies from our own fair isle with a selection of Green Man carvings.

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Guatemalan Worry People in Bag

Guatemalan Worry People in Bag

6101C

£2.40

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala, where the majority of the people are of Mayan descent a story is told...

Colourful mini drawstring pouch containing five or six worry dolls to tell your worries to.

Bag: Approx: 5cm × 6cm
Supplied with header as shown
Bag colours & patterns vary.
Origin: Guatemala

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Guatemalan Worry People in Box

Guatemalan Worry People in Box

6100C

£2.40

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala, where the majority of the people are of Mayan descent a story is told...

Colourful painted boxes containing five or six worry dolls each to tell your worries to.

Box: Approx: 5cm × 4cm
Supplied with header as shown.
Origin: Guatemala

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Large Boxed Worry People

Large Boxed Worry People

GU004

£4.80

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala a tradition exists...

These larger style worry dolls are perfect for helping with those more troublesome worries! Each selection of large worry dolls come in a charmingly decorated box.

Each person Approx: 6cm
Contains 5 people per box
Origin: Guatemala

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Large Bagged Worry People

Large Bagged Worry People

GU003

£4.80

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala a tradition exists...

These larger style worry dolls are perfect for helping with those more troublesome worries! Each selection of large worry dolls comes in their own pretty little bag.

Each person Approx: 6cm
Contains 5 people per bag
Origin: Guatemala

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Tall Wedding Retablo

Tall Wedding Retablo

PE075

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a bride and groom represented as skeletons or calaveras. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Market Retablo

Market Retablo

PE097

£30

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a market scene with skeletons or calaveras, a common style in Latin America that is most frequently seen around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Origin: Peru

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Mask Shop Retablo

Mask Shop Retablo

PE098

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a mask shop with two mask artists represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is commonly seen across Latin America, particularly around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Origin: Peru

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Small Wedding Retablo

Small Wedding Retablo

PE074

£20.40

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 10cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Large Wedding Retablo

Large Wedding Retablo

PE076

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a wedding scene with the bride and groom, guests and band represented as skeletons or calaveras. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 10cm × 13cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Bar Retablo

Bar Retablo

PE087

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 10cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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Music Shop Retablo

Music Shop Retablo

PE088

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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Catrina Cartonería

Catrina Cartonería

MEX121

£19.80

 

These authentic papier mache sculptures are a traditional, handmade Mexican craft that has been passed down for many years. This figure depicts 'La Calavera Catrina,' a very popular image in Mexico. Each figure is carefully handmade and decorated and bears the name of the artist on the base.

Approx: 30cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Unicorn Woodcarving

Unicorn Woodcarving

BA192

£6.50

 

This incredibly intricate little wooden piece has been hand carved into the form of a Unicorn.

Carved onto a light wood, the Unicorn is a universal symbol for purity and grace.

Approx: 8cm × 11cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Large Unicorn Woodcarving

Large Unicorn Woodcarving

BA2023

£15

 

This incredibly intricate little wooden piece has been hand carved into the form of a unicorn. Each figure is hand carved in Bali, Indonesia from white wood.

Approx: 12cm × 20cm × 5cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Large Unicorn Suncatcher

Large Unicorn Suncatcher

BA684

£10

 

This pretty resin sun catcher is made in the shape of a soaring unicorn. The vibrantly colourful construction looks at its best hanging in a sunny window, charmingly catching and reflecting the sun's rays.

Approx: 22cm × 17cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Unicorn Bunting

Unicorn Bunting

BA997

£10

 

Vibrant rainbow rayon flags on sturdy nylon string screen printed with a fantastic unicorn design, perfect to add some sparkle magic to a party.

Approx Length: 130cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Large Twine Dreamcatcher

Large Twine Dreamcatcher

BA578

£8.40

 

This larger size dreamcatcher is made with tightly wrapped twine and white feathers, complete with rustic beads and a mini info card. Dreamcatchers were used as a protective charm especially for children to protect against nightmares.

Hoop Approx: 16cm ∅
Origin: Indonesia

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Triple Hoop Dreamcatcher

Triple Hoop Dreamcatcher

1294

£8.40

 

Long triple hooped dream catcher wrapped in faux suede and threaded with silver coloured beads, hung with natural feathers and pipe 'bone' beads. Each hoop is on a hung on a single thread of nylon allowing the hoops to swing independently in the breeze. Dream catchers were used as a protective charm especially for children to protect against nightmares.

Colours may vary
Origin: Indonesia

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Small Twine Dreamcatcher

Small Twine Dreamcatcher

BA577

£5.65

 

This smaller size dreamcatcher is made with tightly wrapped twine and white feathers, complete with rustic beads and a mini info card. Dreamcatchers were used as a protective charm especially for children to protect against nightmares.

Hoop Approx: 6cm ∅
Origin: Indonesia

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Tear Dreamcatcher

Tear Dreamcatcher

BA298

£7.80

 

Elegantly shaped tear dreamcatcher with bold, black feathers and a loop for hanging. Dreamcatchers are traditionally believed to provide protection, particularly for children, against bad dreams.

Hoop Approx: 11cm × 25cm
Origin: Indonesia

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