Gourd Decor

Hardshell gourds have been used as food and beverage containers, and art pieces for centuries. They are often referred to as “nature’s pottery” due to their beautiful variety of shapes and hardy uses. The creative crafting possibilities of hardshell gourds are endless; from bowls and cups, to purses, jewelry, ornaments, lampshades, boxes, bird houses and even a […]

Fertility Dolls from Ghana

One of the most distinctive wooden carvings of the Asante people in Ghana, is the small doll with a flat oval-shaped head called akua’ba (‘fertility doll’), a term which goes back to at least the 1920s. Akua’ba dolls are used by women who fear infertility. It is important for african women  to be successful in having children. […]

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The […]

Fabric Wall Hangings

Tapestries, Persian prayer rugs, handmade rugs, needlepoint rugs, all make beautiful and unique wall hangings and don´t have to stay on the floor. Stylists and decorators know that rugs are as effective off the floor as they are on. Used as wall hangings in catalogs and photo shoots, they are a secret weapon in the […]

Magical Europe

As the home of some of the most beautiful scenery and enchanting history in the world, Europe is a magnet for travellers. It’s hard to resist the continent’s mix of crystal clear waters, natural wonders and ancient structures. The European continent spans a mind-boggling multitude of cultures, languages and distinctive look.