Naturally Inspired

In our halls you will find the most exquisite pieces of Puerto Rican crafts. Our selection comes from throughout the island. Anywhere from coast to coast, high mountains, valleys, country side, and cities, you will find endless adventures in the depths of Puerto Rico. These crafts capture the beauty of our cultural island and its colorful imagination.

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Large $79 / Small $45

$79 each

Puerto Rico has a sales tax of 11.5%

This tax amount will be added at the end

Of each sale.

Wooden Crafts Shop

                                      
                        Please keep in mind that:                   
   -  All of our items are hand-made, and so the sizes in  the descriptions
      are  approximations.  
  Availability of colors and designs will depend on  the  artist and the 
      m aterials at hand.
  - Stands used to prop items up in the photos are  additional pieces,  not 
     included with the item. Can be purchased separately.
  - There is an 11.5% sales tax to add to the total of the  order.
  - Shipping and handling will depend on the item(s)  selected.
  - To place an order, please e-mail (puertoricanart.crafts@gmail.com) or
     call/text us (787-725-5596) to verify availability of items and receive a
     shipping  and handling estimate. 

Students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico      (San Juan, P.R.)

These are beautiful, typical façades that represent the Old San Juan architecture. It is part of our historic Spanish colonial heritage. Made with mat-board and laser cutter; assembled by hand. 

We understand that they are in the Wooden Crafts Shop page, although they are not made out of wood, but paper.

The Large $79 size is unable to be mailed. We can only mail the small $45 size. 

The Orta Family     (Ponce, P.R.)

Wood Carvings of Catholic Saints by: Domingo Orta, Jr.  

$60.00 each saint

3"W x 7"H

Cedar Wood

In Puerto Rico, these wooden carvings of saints are referred to as "santos". 

From left to right: the Good Shepherd, St. Peter, St. Martin, and Sacred Heart.

His collection includes: St. Anthony, St. Francis, St. Teresa, St. Barbara, St. Rita, St. Rose, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Sebastian, Our Lady of Providence, Our Lady of Montserrat, St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, among others. 

          

Wood Carvings of Catholic Saints by: Julia R. de Orta  

$44.00 - $60.00 each saint

2.5"W x 5"H

Cedar Wood

In Puerto Rico, these wooden carvings of saints are referred to as "santos". 

From left to right: St. Barbara, St. Francis, St. Martin, and the Good Shepherd.

Her collection includes: St. Anthony, St. Francis, St. Teresa, St. Barbara, St. Rita, St. Rose, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, Our Lady of Providence, Our Lady of Montserrat, St. Lazarus, St. Cecilia, St. Apolonia, St. Anthony upside down, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, Virgin Mary, Virgin of the Rosary, Pope Francis,  among others. 

          

Domingo Orta, Jr. 

Julia R. de Orta

Juan Ramos      (Aguadilla, P.R.)

Models of Wooden Motor Boats 

Spruce Wood

In Spanish, these small motor boats are called 'yolas'. 

They are very popular at Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla.

There is an assortment of colors available, as well as the pattern with the Puerto Rican flag.

                    A - $108.00, 18"L

                    B - $75.00, 13.5"L

                    C - $54.00, 9.5"L → NO LONGER AVAILABLE

jB - $75.00, 13.5"L

Wooden Blocks with Printed Images of Elizabeth's Original Art

$18.00 each

4.5"L x 4.5"H

Hangs from wall.

          

Juan Ramos

Elizabeth González

Leda Díaz      (Caguas, P.R.)

Wooden Plaques of Typical Scenes 

Stands at a slightly inclined angled (see Side View photo).

          A - $6.00, 2"L x 2"H

          B - $8.00, 2.5"L x 2.5"H

          C - $10.00, 2.5"L x 4"H

          D - $18.00, 4"L x 4"H

           E - $18.00, 3"L x 5"H

           F - $22.00, 3"L x 6"H 

Side View

Wooden Plaques of Typical Scenes

Stands Upright

The dimensions will be given as: 1) size of vertical rectangle with the design; 2) size of rectangular base.

          G - $12.00, 1) 2.5"L x 4"H; 2) 3"L x 0.75"H

          H - $14.00, 1) 2"L x 5.75"H; 2) 2.5"L x 0.75"H

          I - $22.00, 1) 3"L x 6"H; 2) 4"L x 0.75"H

          J - $32.00, 1) 4"L x 6"H; 2) 4.75"L x 0.75"H

         K - $44.00, 1) 4"L x 7"H; 2) 5"L x 0.75"H 

Wooden Keyholders of Typical Scenes 

Hangs from Wall

The dimensions are only of the wooden design; does not include the metal hooks.  

           L - $12.00, 3"L x 3"H

          M - $12.00, 2.5"L x 4"H

          N - $18.00, 3"L x 5"H

          O - $18.00, 6"L x 3"H

          P - $18.00, 4"L x 4"H

Wooden Desk Accesories of Typical Scenes

Work perfectly on an office desk.

          Q - Pencilholder, $18.00, 2.25"L x 1.75"W x 5"H

          R - Cardholder, $10.00, 3.75"L x 1.25"W x 1.5"H

          S - Decorative Paper-Weight Table, $10.00, 3"L x 1.25"W x 3"H

          T - Decorative Mini Table, $4.00, 1.5"L x 1"W x 1.5"H

Design Variety: 

These are the design options for most of Leda Diaz's laser-cut items. Most of these designs are available in all of the previous items, with slight modifications. 

Some designs come in more color options.

Exception: the cardholders featured in "Wooden Desk Accessories of Typical Scenes" have a different set of design options; so these designs cannot be ordered for the cardholders.

          1A - Snow Cone Cart, 2 OSJ Buildings, Fort, Sailboat        2A - Sailboats, Fort, 2 OSJ Buildings               3A - 1 Wide OSJ Building, Fort, Sailboats

          1B - Fort, Snow Cone Cart, 3 OSJ Buildings                        2B - Fort, 3 OSJ Buildings, Sun                        3B - Fort, 1 OSJ Building, Flamboyán Tree, Snow Cone Cart

           1C - Nativity                                                                          2C - 2 OSJ Buildings, Fort, Moon                     3C - Sailboats, Fort, Flag Kite

           1D - Three Wise Men, Fort                                                  2D - Fort, 3 OSJ Buildings #1                           3D - Long Flag, Fort, Sailboats

           1E - Three Wise Men                                                            2E - Fort, 3 OSJ Buildings #2                           3E - Long Flag, Thin Building, Fort

                                                                                                                                                                                     3F - Long Flag, Wide Building, Fort, Sailboats

 

           

Wooden Magnets 

$6.00 each

2.25"L x 2.25"H

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Great option as magnets because they don't break when they fall to the floor!

Available with or without "Puerto Rico" on the front.

          

The Three Wise Men on Horseback: by Julia R. de Orta

$120.00 each set

Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted

There are different color options for the outfits and the horse reigns. 

          A - each figure, including the base: 2"L x 3"W x 6.25"H

          B - whole set, including the base: 8.25"L x 3.25"W x 6.25"H

          

Julia R. de Orta

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Julia R. de Orta

The Three Wise Men on Horseback: by Wilfredo Orta

Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted

There are different color options for the outfits and the horse reigns. 

          A - each figure, including the base: 2"L x 2.75"W x 6.5"H; $120.00 set

          B - whole item, including the base: 8.25"L x 3"W x 6.25"H; $120.00 set

          C - each figure, including the base: 3"L x 5"W x 10.25"H; $220.00 set

          D - whole item, including the base: 11.5"L x 5"W x 9"H; $220.00 set

          

          

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Wilfredo Orta

Wilfredo Orta

Wilfredo Orta

Wilfredo Orta

Assorted Designs:

   3 - Burgundy Elephant                23 - "Bienvenidos" (Welcome) #1                                  33 - 1 Cat                                            44 - I Love You                116 - 2 Buildings

   5 - Teal Bicycle                             25 - "Dios Bendice Este Hogar" (God Bless This Home)           34 - 2 Cats                                           56 - 3 Wise Men              130 - Yellow House

   6 - Blue Bicycle                            26 - "Bienvenidos" (Welcome) #2                                  43 - Enjoy the road...Live with           88 - Two Friends                        

 10 - Blue Elephant                        28 - 3 Wise Men                                                                       passion... The life you have        98 - 3 Sailboats                          

 22 - "Ama, Vive" Bird (Love, Live)       29 - Nativity                                                                              always imagined.                        102 - 3 Cats

Mother and Children Collection:

71 - Baby Boy           75 - Boy & Girl       79 - Young Boy                 83 - 1 Boy & 3 Girls

72 - Baby Girl           76 - 2 Girls             80 - 2 Girls & 1 Boy          84 - 2 Girls & 2 Boys 

73 - 3 Girls               77 - Young Girl       81 - 1 Girl & 2 Boys          85 - 4 Girls

74 - 3 Boys               78 - 2 Boys             82 - 2 Boys                        NN - 3 Boys & 1Girl

Elizabeth González

Juan A. Collazo      (Aibonito, P.R.)

Handmade Wooden Carvings of the Three Wise Men and the Nativity 

 

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Wooden Carvings of the Three Wise Men and the Nativity 

$10.00 each

Wise Men: 3"L x 1.5"W x 2.5"H (including the base)

Nativity island base: 3.25"L x 1.75"W x 3.25"H (including the base)

Nativity semi-circle base: 2.5"L x 1.25"W x 3.5"H (including the base)

          A - Three Wise Men with Horizontal Flag

          B - Three Wise Men with Guitar and Flag

          C - Three Wise Men Diamond Gift Boxes

          D - Nativity with P.R. island base, no flag

          E - Nativity with P.R. island base, with flag

          F - Nativity with semi-circle base, no flag

          G - Nativity with semi-circle base, with flag

Juan A. "Tony" Ayala      (Dorado, P.R.)

Wooden Carvings of the Three Wise Men and the Nativity 

Handmade Carvings; sizes may vary

 

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Wooden Carvings

Cedar Wood

          A - Full Set of Three Wise Men and Nativity, $150.00, 6.75"L x 5"W x 9.5"H

                (including the base and the star); the star is removable for easy packing.

          B - Nativity with Floating Star, $70.00, 4.25"L x 3.25"H x 7"H (including the

               base and the star); star is removable for easy packing.

          C - Nativity, $45.00, 4.5"L x 2"W x 3.75"H (including the base)

          D - Three Wise Men, $45.00, 4.5"L x 1.75"W x 4"H (including the base)

           E - Catholic Saints, $95.00 - $110.00 each, 8.25"H (including the base). The

                three featured in this photo are St. Jude, St. Francis, St. Esteban. 

Elizabeth González      (Caguas, P.R.)

Tomás Collazo      (Loíza, P.R.)

Hand-Made Carvings 

Carved all by hand, featuring several folkoric and typical representations of our culture.

Hand-painted.

The dimensions include the wooden base.

 

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A :  Small Vejigantes 

$10.00 each

3.5"H

They have a removable mask to reveal a smiling face. 

Many color combinations available.

Available with the flag or a musical instrument.

         A1 - Dressed as the P.R. Flag

         A2 - Holding the Güiro instrument

         A3 - Holding up the P.R. Flag

         A4 - Playing the Drum

         A5 - Holding the Maracas

         A6 - Playing the Drum with the Flag

         A7 - Playing the Pandero (a hand-held drum)

    

Removable Masks

B :  Large Vejigantes 

$24.00 each

6"H

They have a removable mask to reveal a smiling face. 

Many color combinations available.

Available with the flag or a musical instrument.

         B1 - Playing the Drum

         B2 - Playing the Pandero (a hand-held drum)

         B3 - Dressed as the P.R. Flag

         B4 - Holding the Maracas

         B5 - Holding the Güiro instrument (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

         

    

Vejigantes are Carnival Characters. They have devilish masks and wear colorful outfits. 

C :  Small Taíno Carvings 

$10.00 each

C1, C2, C4, & C5 - 2.5"H; C3 - 2.25"H

He uses the natural color of the wood

as the skin tone.

         C1 - Taíno Man

         C2 - Taíno Woman with Child

         C3 - Taíno Woman making Yuca 

         C4 - Taíno Woman holding Baby

         C5 - Taíno Man with Stick

        

    

D :  Large Taíno Carvings 

$24.00 each

D1 & D3 7"H; D2 - 4.75"H

He uses the natural color of the wood

as the skin tone.

         D1 - Taíno Man

         D2 - Taíno Woman making Yuca

         D3 - Taíno Woman holding Baby 

        

        

    

The Taínos were the original people living in P.R. when Columbus arrived in 1493. They had smooth black hair, and were mostly in the nude.

Although they were quickly wiped out, genetic studies show that currently 60% of the Puerto Rican population has indigenous (Taíno) DNA.

E :  Small Pig Roasters 

$20.00 each

4"L x 1"W x 2.75"H

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         E1 - Jíbaro Roasting the Pig

         E2 - Loiceño Roasting the Pig

         

        

    

F :  Large Pig Roasters

$10.00 each

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         F1 - Jíbaro Roasting the Pig, $40.00, 7.5"L x 1.5"W x 5.5"H. Has a jug of rum by his side.

         F2 - Loiceño Roasting the Pig, $40.00, 7.5"L x 1.5"W x 5.5"H. Has a jug of rum by his side.

         F3 - Loiceño with Roasted Pig, Machete, and a plate of Pork Rinds, $40.00, 4.5"L x 2.5"W x 6"H

         F4 - Loiceño Chasing the Pig, $40.00, 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 6"H

      

        

    

The tradition of roasting a pig, especially during the Christmas season, is a long-standing one.

Jíbaros are the countryside farmers, who wear straw hats.

Loiceños are people from the town of Loíza, where a popular form of music, La Plena, developed. When singing plena songs, the men wear white cotton hats. 

G : Small Jíbaro on Horseback

$20.00 each

1.5"L x 2.5"W x 3.25"H.

         

        

    

H : Small Cultural Carvings 

$10.00 each

2.5"H

The Brooms swivel around! There is a knob on the back.

         H1 - Jibarita with Long Hair and Broom. 

         H2 - Jibarita with Turban and Broom

         H3 - Jibarita with Turban holding up the Flag 

         H4 - Jibarito playing the Güiro (an instrument)

         H5 - Jibarito with cap playing the Güiro (an instrument)

         H6 - Jibarito playing the Maracas

        

    

Wooden Plaques, Keyholders, Magnets, Mini Boxes, and Much More

Laser-Cut Cedar Wood

Hand-Painted

All of the following sizes are available in a variety of designs (see "Design Variety" further below). 

Some designs come in more color options.

 

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