Tree Bark Protection Garland


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. 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.

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 29.52” long x 13.77” 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.

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