Siesta / Faith & Folklore Folklore

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

£2.30

 

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

£2.30

 

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

£3.99

 

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

£3.99

 

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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Catrina Cartonería

Catrina Cartonería

MEX121

£15.84

20% OFF  

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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Frida Cartonería

Frida Cartonería

MEX122

£15.84

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These authentic papier mache sculptures are a traditional, handmade Mexican craft that has been passed down for many years. This figure depicts Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist, as a Day of The Dead skeleton.

Approx: 30cm high.
Origin: Mexico

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Groom Cartonería

Groom Cartonería

MEX124

£15.84

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Perfect as a wedding gift, these authentic papier mache sculptures are a traditional, handmade Mexican craft that has been passed down for many years. This figure depicts a groom as a skeleton or 'calavera.' This is a common sight in Mexico, especially around the Day of The Dead celebrations.

Approx: 30 cm high. Brides also available.
Origin: Mexico

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Small Wedding Retablo

Small Wedding Retablo

PE074

£18

 

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.

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

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Large Wedding Retablo

Large Wedding Retablo

PE076

£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 wedding scene with the bride and groom, guests and band represented as skeletons or calaveras.

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

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Bar Retablo

Bar Retablo

PE087

£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.

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

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Music Shop Retablo

Music Shop Retablo

PE088

£20.80

 

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. 

Approx: 7cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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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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Bronze Cat Charm

Bronze Cat Charm

BA754

£7.10

 

These friendly little feline figurines are the perfect gift for any cat lover and great as a desk companion. Each one is cast in bronze metal in Bali, Indonesia.

Approx: 3cm × 4cm × 5cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Bronze Fish Charm

Bronze Fish Charm

BA756

£10

 

These fantastic little fish are the perfect gift for any nature lover or fishing fan and are great as a desk companion. Each one is cast in a bronze metal in Bali, Indonesia.

Approx: 7cm × 3cm × 3cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Bronze Rabbit Charm

Bronze Rabbit Charm

BA757

£7.10

 

These bonnie bronze bunnies are the perfect gift for any nature lover and are great as a desk companion. Each one is cast in a bronze metal in Bali, Indonesia.

Approx: 5cm × 3cm × 6cm
Origin: Indonesia

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Candy Skull Hanger

Candy Skull Hanger

BA504

£7.97

20% OFF  

Inspired by the Mexican tradition of making candy skulls for their Day of the Dead celebrations, these Balinese creations are hand carved and then carefully hand painted in eye catchingly bold designs.

Approx: 9cm × 12cm × 2cm  
Colours vary
Origin: Indonesia

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Day of the Dead Man

Day of the Dead Man

BA609

£11.52

20% OFF  

These wonderfully decorated skeletons are handmade and painted in Bali. They are inspired by traditional Mexican designs known as either 'calacas' or 'calaveras.'

Origin: Indonesia

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