Throughout Latin America, talismans are placed over doors, in order to keep a home protected from negative energy. Some of these include palm garlands, which are hung across doorways to discourage bad luck and dark spirits from entering a space. Our version is a custom piece made exclusively for our collection from hand-gathered tree bark and pit fired unglazed pottery beads. The garland includes hand-rolled bark ropes on either side that can be tied into loops, or hidden underneath the piece when hung. These gorgeous works bring the beauty of nature indoors, and can be installed over a bed, door frame, or anywhere in a space where a little extra protection is required.
This democratic group of 12 women who make our garlands collaborate on a range of products – including baskets, handwoven and embroidered textiles, along with delicately scented handmade soap that is made from local, organic ingredients.
Both utilitarian and traditional art piece, barro rojo pottery can be found in a variety of areas – from outdoor food vendors to elegant restaurant tables. These particular pieces are made custom for our collection by our partner, who learned these incredible creative skills from both her mother and grandmother. The pieces are shaped on a simple wheel and also by hand. Texture and polish are added through the use of corn husks, oil cloth, stones and coconut shells, and the pottery is pit fired for roughly one hour to arrive at the ideal hue.
Approximately 75cm long x 35cm high, plus hanging strings
Wipe with a damp cloth, warm water to clean. While a little water won’t hurt this piece, it should not be left damp for long periods, or mold and a musty scent may occur. If this happens, set the piece in a warm, dry local and reshape if necessary prior to.
The noted price is for a single garland. Given the nature of handmade, size, shape and hue will vary from the featured product image, as no two pieces are exactly the same.
All noted prices are in USD and do not include shipping. Our website is not currently set up for e-commerce – please contact us directly to purchase: email@example.com