Easter: the sun is out again!

Easter: the sun is out again!
March 22, 2017 Heartisania

How do you describe that incredible sensation that overwhelms you during the first sunny days of spring?

Nothing less of feeling revived and inspired!

Amazingly, our ancestors felt very much the same when they started celebrating the mystery of the sun’s victory over the power of darkness. It was then that the tradition of Easter was born, the festival that is much loved by kids who dash out into the garden to look for painted eggs – the symbol of new life.

Well, let the Easter Rabbit play his part and while the kids are busy combing the garden, turn our attention to the Easter table setting. It’s not as easy as it may seem if we want everything to be just perfect – from menu to table decorations.

However, we are in luck with Heartisania where there is a hand-picked selection of unique handmade traditional artefacts and utensils to make your Easter dinner worthy of attention from the leading home interior glossies. This is where two major trends of the year – all-natural and arty upcycling – are represented through a selection of bespoke handicrafts from some of the most exotic corners of the world.

Just look at those colourful baskets woven by the skilful hands of the Lenca tribe women in Central America – they cry out for the Easter table. Bright and resembling nests of magical birds, they are perfect for festive cakes, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs – if only you manage to keep them away from the hands of  your little ones long enough. Spread out a colourful embroidered table cloth, add handcrafted place mats, crown your table with a shimmery Tunisian jug of “cracked” handblown glass – and enjoy the family gathering on your cosy terrace – in an ideal world, if blessed with the warm April sun…

If you happen to visit friends, take along traditional handmade clay eggs or adorable ducklings to serve as table decorations or a Kerkennatis Fouta table cloth in Easter colours. These original one-off’s will surprise and amaze your beloved ones, as each comes with a story: one of ancient tribes living in a country far far away, honing secrets of their unique skills from generation to generation; tales of using the gifts of their rich warm lands carefully to make beautiful items of everyday use. Each item makes a gift not only for you but also for the craftsmen who, thanks to your contribution, will be able to carry on practicing their traditional crafts and pass their skills on. And then, the Easter holiday of revival, will really become an occasion to contribute to the development and sharing of the diversity of human traditions.

We are certain that you will fully appreciate the handmade warmth of these unique modern artefacts. Sometime, you won’t be willing to part with them at all…. Not for a moment, not even when you go out: that’s why we selected a few original woven bags for you, made from Halfa grass of North Africa and eye-catching Gipsy-style carryalls. Roomy and stylish – as if made especially for family picnics. Take a look!

And don’t forget: at Easter, miracles happen… Every piece in Heartisania’s collection carries a little of the miracle of nature. Let them make your home an extra special place this Easter.

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    Multicolour decorative bowl pine needle and white clay.

    Multicolour decorative bowl pine needle with white clay, handwoven and shaped by women artisans in Honduras, using pine needle, polyester thread and white clay. The technique of creating crafts from pine needles is called coiling and is one of the oldest forms of weaving in the world. The base of the bowl is a fine pottery. It can be used in the kitchen filled with nuts or enjoyed as a purely decorative ornament. Size D 16cm x H 14cm.
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    Lenca ceramic shaped like an egg handmade.

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    Lenca decorative ceramic tripod bowl.

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    Lenca decorative ceramic natural smooth plate.

    Lenca decorative ceramic natural smooth plate a treasure of the Lenca people, perfect for decorate your living or dinning room. Made by a group of Lenca women named "cooperative magu" in the south area of Honduras with clay, 100% by hand using the ancient pre-columbian techniques. Lenca ceramic stands out as one of the most impressive and original artisan of Central America. Size D 41cm x H 7,5cm.
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    Ceramic duck lenca ornament.

    This Lenca pottery duck is perfect for adding a touch of quirky charm to any interior. Made by women in Honduras who produce beautiful low temperature burnished pottery, totally handmade and hand decorated using the ancient pre-columbian techniques. It's unique and reflects ethnic tradition and contemporary creativity. Thanks to the artisan's ability,  the design work and quality control of Acta, Lenca pottery stands out  as one of the most impressive and  original artisan of Central America. Size H 22cm x L 23cm x W 10cm
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    Multicolour pine needle trivet.

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    Cotton table runner.

    Bright multicolour cotton table runner, handmade by artisan of the cooperative "san Antonio palopo" in Guatemala, using the Maya technique called back strap loom. Will protect your table from stains and scratches as well as add a unique colourful spot to your table. Size L 153cm x W 34cm.
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    Cracked glass jug.

    This cracked glass jug is a beautiful eye catcher in everyone’s home! Handcrafted by the artisans of Akam in Tunisia, it can be used for dining, as a vase or simply enjoyed as a decorative object. Looks good alone or grouped with other home accessories from the Tunisian glass range. Available in yellow & grey. Size D 16cm x H 20cm.
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    Traditional Tunisian ”Fouta” throw.

    This throw designed in Tunisia (from 100% Egyptian cotton) and exclusive to Heartisania, incredibly soft and absorbent, and can be also used as a tablecloth, a towel or even an extra layer over your shoulders on cooler evenings. The perfect wedding or housewarming gift. Size L 200cm x W 100cm.
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    Large floral gypsy holdall bag.

    This shopper bag from India is ideal for daily use and trips to the beach. The main double zipped compartment opens to reveal a fully lined interior complete with two slip pockets and a zipped pocket for your valuables. Cotton leather W 50cm x H 33cm handles L 50cm base W 14cm x L 40cm.
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    Original cotton blanket.

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    Futa from Kerkenatiss.

    Futa inspired linen scarf in brown, yellow and beige. Carefully handcrafted by artisans in Kerkennah. Size L 230cm x W 90cm.
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Comments (2)

  1. Polina 2 months ago

    These Lenca decorations are just awesome!

  2. Edgardo 2 months ago

    Amazing products from the Lenca Culture, most of them made by the hands of women! Well done Heartisania!

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