Laos, Mexico, Rwanda, Peru

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

This product belongs in the following collections:

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

$55

Mixed Ornaments - Set of Four

Laos, Mexico, Rwanda, Peru

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 For more information, check out our FAQ.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 For more information, check out our FAQ.

We're sorry, but the combination you selected is currently out of stock. Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] to request to be notified when this item is back in stock.

$55

This set of four ornaments is enclosed in a sleek, weighted black box, topped with black ribbon. A card with information on the ornaments will be included. Set includes a variety of 4 ornaments based on iconic pieces from our collection (one Day of the Dead Skulls, one Stuffed Elephant, one Alpaca, and one Rwandan Peace Basket). Photos represent examples of the sets.

Skull: 1.5" W x 2" H, Elephant: 4.5" W x 2" H, Basket: 2" W x 3" H, Alpaca: 1.5" W x 4" H.

Dead of the Dead Skulls: The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday held throughout Mexico on All Saints' Day that combines Aztec and Spanish Catholic traditions. This day is a fantastic celebration of the lives of deceased ancestors and friends, filled with food, singing, dancing, and games. The deceased are believed to awaken to share in the festivities. Traditionally, families decorate tombs and build altars, or ofrendas, as an offering to the dead. The altars are piled with cempasúchil (marigolds known as the flower of the dead), candles, the deceased's favorite foods, and skulls made of candy or clay. These whimsical St. Frank skulls, miniaturized here as a holiday ornament, symbolize death and rebirth and are decorated with bright colors that reflect the joy & spirit of lost loved ones.

Elephant: The Tai Lue people, an indigenous ethnic group living in Ban ViengKeo village in northwest Laos, are famous for their elephants and their cotton. The first Tai Lue families settled this fertile area in 1948 with three elephants, and these animals have continued to be core to village life. Every February, the Tai Lue throw a festival celebrating the elephants and blessing them with long life and good health. In addition, Tai Lue weavers are known across Laos for their cotton farming, spinning, and weaving skills. This ornament was created from hand spun cotton and natural dyes to celebrate the annual elephant festival.

Baskets: The Agaseke, Rwanda's oldest traditional basket, is now called the Peace Basket, as it has become a symbol of unity to the post-genocide nation. The Agaseke was traditionally used for transporting gifts. Today, it is a cultural emblem that represents generosity, gratitude, and compassion. These St. Frank ornaments are created in the same traditional weaving technique of the Agaseke. They are handmade by women whose family members were either killed in the 1994 genocide or are imprisoned for genocide-related crimes. Weaving has provided the women with socioeconomic opportunity and rebuilt a devastated community. May these ornaments offer peace and hope for a brighter future!

Alpaca: The alpaca is a South American camelid that lives in the heights of the Andes, more than 13,000 feet above sea level. The animal was revered in Inca times and possessed a religious significance; only royalty were allowed to wear the fine textile. Alpaca herds are bred specifically for their fiber, woven into the signature Peruvian textile. Baby alpaca fiber is especially luxurious, soft, and beautiful.