Multicolor Holiday Decor(488 items)
Welcome to the Multicolor Holiday Decor Collection at NOVICA.
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Novica artisans always strive to craft high-quality, environmentally-conscious pieces. They look for ways to reuse and repurpose materials, and have discovered creative methods of sculpting ornaments out of recycled cardboard and paper. Leftover materials from past projects, such as albesia wood, felt, and even cement, all find new life in eco-friendly ornaments. Each artist lists their materials under product details. You will find complete transparency in those descriptions and discover a large selection of eco-friendly Christmas decorations.
The most commonly used materials for handmade ornaments depends on resources available to the craftsman. Balinese artisans incorporate hand-painted wood and iron. Artisans in India, Central America, and Mexico work in clay, ceramics, and natural fibers. But even when regions utilize the same materials, their unique craftsmanship shines through in style and design. In India, the ancient technique of zardozi embroidery uses thin copper wires to make beautiful, sparkling Christmas ornaments. Artists are able to take common, everyday elements and turn them into extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces.
We love giving ornaments as gifts because they are creative, unique, and meaningful during the holiday season. Whether youre looking for hand-painted works, beaded wonders, or woven treasures, each one is a piece of culture and history. Look for whimsical ornaments from Thailand designed with images of elephants and bells. Search for matte chiseled pumpkins and owls by Peruvian artisans. Central American ornaments delight with hand-painted perfection. Whether you choose a decorative stocking from West Africa or a hand-blown glass masterpiece from the Andes, decorations are a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer!
Hand painted ornaments differ significantly from region to region. Each depicts specific themes and images important to the culture. In the Andes, ornaments often feature owls, costumed characters, and angels. Bali expresses its festivities with design focused around stars, snowflakes, and traditional Christmas figures. Thailand, Mexico and India have popularized designs surrounding animals and intricate depictions of nature. Handmade ornaments are festive works that highlight the unique skills and cultures of artisans from around the world.
Excellent question! Decorations should definitely be handled with care. Store them in clean, safe spaces with minimal exposure to harsh particles. For extra precaution, pack each ornament separately so as to avoid breakage. Most ornaments do not require extensive cleaning, but if it should become necessary, always use soaps and detergents free from harsh chemicals. Mostly, a simple wipe should be enough to remove dust and tree debris.
From table tops to floor set-ups beneath the Christmas tree, nativity scenes are a traditional holiday centerpiece in homes around the world. Often entire families come together to partake in the experience. While there is no single right way to set up a nativity scene, certain details tend to cross regional and cultural divides. Biblical characters, animals and religious props often form the foundation of the nativity scene, while customizable pieces add extra flare. Hanging stars showcase the night sky. Decorated motifs, backdrops, ornaments, and figurines may be used to embellish a simple scene.
Absolutely! Artisans that create beaded ornaments use skills passed down for generations. Whether beads are hand-sewn onto fabric, as is the case with many of our Indian ornaments, or strung onto nylon twine, as with many West African ornaments, each piece is made with careful attention to detail.
Different cultures and regions celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways, emphasizing various decor, art, and symbolism. In the Andes, for example, Christmas ornaments consist of clay pendants in the shapes of fruit, animals, and multicolored, knitted fabrics. Bali utilizes wood, iron and even recycled paper to craft ornaments, which are often in the shape of stars, Santa Claus figurines, snowflakes, and reindeer. In the regions of Brazil and Thailand, artisans utilize hand-painted ceramics, wood, and natural fibers, while Mexico is famous for their pottery and clay. India specializes in pieces made out of decorative embroidery. Each region crafts celebratory ornaments that highlight the unique customs and art forms within their communities.
Featured Reviews on Multicolor Holiday Decor
This came exactly as depicted in the picture. It is cute and is a regional twist on the many biblical passages about God sheltering beneath his wings.
This is even more beautiful than I expected!
Beautifully crafted! I have it in my family room and my grandchildren love it as much as I do. I highly recommend this lovely heart wreath!
Beauty in the detail and the distribution
Hand made for up close appreciation with fine detail and pattern distribution around the curve of the eggs. Well weighted to hang on display.
Juan and Carolina Hand-painted rustic wood sculptures
"Carolina is an incredible woman. I'm so fortunate to have her by my side… She helps me in every way and, together, we make a wonderful team."
Juan and Carolina are a responsible and hardworking couple whose art is more than a way to make a living. The techniques and... read more
Popular Multicolor Holiday Decor
2 Caribbean Blue Ceramic Handcrafted and Painted Ornaments, "Blue Floral Dove"$39.99
Soaring joyously through the sky, two colorful doves bring a message of peace. Eufrosia Pantaleon works in ceramic, crafting and painting the images by hand. Blue, yellow, purple, pink and green adorn two keepsake ornaments to be treasured over the years. The reverse side is solid Caribbean blue and bears the artisan's signature.
Four Colorful Papier Mache Bird Ornaments from India, "Chirping Sparrows"$25.99
Four chirping sparrows are crafted of papier mache, hand-painted with a variety of vibrant colors. Indian artisan Fida Hussain learned the art of papier mache from his father to create this set of ornaments for your holiday decor. A little red tassel crowns the golden cords.
Four Batik Wood Star Ornaments by Balinese Artisans, "Bali Stars"$25.99
Decorated in colors of red, green, blue, and yellow with traditional and floral motifs, this set of four star ornaments is handcrafted of wood. They hang from the tree on golden cords. Balinese artisan Gunadi adds the colorful motifs using the batik method, applying a wax resist to each ornament before submerging it in vats of dye.
Artisan Crafted Wood Fish Ornaments from Bali (Set of 4), "Rainbow Fish"$25.99
Tropical fish become festive ornaments from Bali. Each albesia wood ornament is painted by hand by Ketut Nadiasih, from Bhakti Senang Hati. The set includes four lively fish hanging from golden cords.
"I'm Ketut Nadiasih, from Tampaksirin. I'm the fourth of seven siblings and our parents are farmers with no educational background. I had Poliomyelitis when I was a little girl so I rarely went outside my parents’ house unless somebody could carry me anywhere I wanted to go. I felt so at peace and happy when my nephew carried me to see the world outside for the first time - a world that is full of colors. I enjoy crafting something with both my hands that can be used by people. When I married my husband, whom I met at the foundation, I knew the meaning of happiness. We work together to create ornaments, my husband carves the pieces and I finish and paint them."