We’re always on the lookout for hand crafted projects and so we turn to an old favorite, Oho de Dios or God’s eye. This woven motif is a ritual tool associated with the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. More recently they are created for celebration, blessing, and protection with each color representing different meanings.
We found the appealing crosses above on Australian web shop, Copper & Cross, whose focus is on handcrafted home decor. Along with the crosses they also have a collection of Chunga basket rounds handwoven by the Wounaan/Embera tribes of the Darien Rainforest in Panama. Copper & Cross website and shop can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Copper & Cross.
The beauty of these wind chimes is in the details and colors. They are the creations of Israel-based artist, Ronit Urbino Peter. We don’t have much information on the maker but you can see more of her work on Facebook and Pictaram. Her beaded chimes and home decor can be purchased in her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Ronit Urbino Peter.
In our search for inspiration we happen to come upon the Dutch brand, Atelier “Sukha”, which in Sanskrit means “Joy of Life”. Founders and designers Irene Mertens and Sam IJsbrandy travel to the poorest region of India and Nepal finding small handicraft companies to manufacture their classic, durable and sustainable line. All their products are made out of pure and natural materials like wood, wool, lokta, linen, cotton and cashmere produced with a subtle color palette. You can follow them on Facebook and purchase their products on their website which provides international deliveries.
Images: Courtesy of Atelier Sukha.