Novica Artisans » Handmade Lookup

This page lists fair trade artists and artisans in Handmade Lookup with a profile link to their products at Novica.

Photo of Cerapio Vallejo Cerapio Vallejo

Cerapio Vallejo's artistry has been featured in many periodicals, including Business Week, Sunset magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and on PBS Television. He is also featured in Keepers of the Arts, a beautiful hardcover book available through Novica. "My art form was handed down to me from my parents and grandparents. But the quality of my work is the result of my long experience and the product of my careful observation over the years.…

Photo of Wood Bracelets by Vipin Wood Bracelets by Vipin

Hand-Carved Wood Bracelets Hi, I'm Vipin born and raised in Delhi where people always knew me as the 'jolly good fella' because I was a happy kid who made friends with everyone. I had a lot of fun growing up with my elder brother. Father was an artisan and I was so inspired by his work that I decided to follow in his footsteps, especially since my brother opted for computers.…

Photo of Alfredo Falcon Alfredo Falcon

Handwoven Alpaca Clothes and Accessories I was born in the capital of Peru on August 7, 1968. When I was but a small child I learned from my parents the best weaving techniques – like me, they had learned them from their own parents. This makes us a family entirely devoted to the world of

Nowadays I combine weaving by hand and on classic machinery, remaining true to Inca and colonial motifs.…

Photo of Alex Boakye Alex Boakye

Handwoven Kente Cloth Bags I was born in Bonwire, a village in the Ashanti Kingdom renowned for kente weaving and thus my father, who was a master weaver, taught me when I was a young boy. I was actually like my father's pet, and for that reason I spent most of my childhood days by his side.…

Photo of Patricia Jara Patricia Jara

Silver and Stone Jewelry My artistic formation is entirely self-taught – it is a personal search. I find nourishment within the art of our ancestors, the experience of master artisans, and the influence of foreign designers. I seek to develop products with a sense of identity, one that appeals to international tastes. Handicrafts are my life’s passion – they achieve the perfect equilibrium between art and people, sensitizing us.…

Photo of Zandra Lorena Sajbin Zandra Lorena Sajbin

Jade and Silver Jewelry I like to work with jade because it is a sacred stone for us Maya people. Jade used to be worn as an amulet, and those who wore the most jade pieces were considered to be the most important people in the community. Rescuing the value of our traditions is always important.

Photo of Wayan Rendah Wayan Rendah

Hand Carved Wood Sculpture I was born in Bali on June 17, 1973. I am the oldest of seven children, in a family consisting of four brothers and three sisters. I started to learn to sculpt at the age of eight when I was still in primary school, learning from my father how to carve traditional statues from wood.…

Photo of Wayan Kandiyasa Wayan Kandiyasa

Sandstone Carvings I make statues and relief work from a stone called paras. I like both traditional and modern styles. I first started to learn at the age of nine with my father, beginning with cleaning and finishing the statues he would make. At the age of thirteen I could already make small statues on my own.

Photo of Wahyu Sulistiani Wahyu Sulistiani

Beaded Batik Handbags and Totes People know me as someone who is always keen to learn new things and new techniques. I was born on June 1st, 1973 in Bojonegoro, East Java and I come from a loving family who taught me that I must work hard if I want to succeed in life. Now I am married and we have a lovely daughter.…

Photo of Achara Achara

Silver Hill Tribe Jewelry When I first met the people at Novica, they said that not only were they interested in my collections, but that they also wanted to get to know me. They asked me to introduce myself on the site, but instead I opted to introduce my family and my team, because we always work as one.