Avanova - the little world of lovely things.
Finally we opened our little online shop for the European market - fashion jewellery made of natural horn, hand-woven bags made of sustainable straw or state-of-the-art plastic material for longevity. As well as the one or another fashion accessory to complement your unique style.
Just a short notice if you are confused why it says Kitsune Art, but actually it's Avanova:
I was searching for a way to completely separate our English language content from our Austrian mother site. Since I had the kitsuneart.com URL sitting on our web server, I decided to use it for exactly that purpose. The shop itself however is still over at shop.avanova.at for easier management.
Kitsune by the way is Japanese and means fox. Very practical, since the fox is our logo, mascot and spirit animal.
Here you find jewellery from Austria and around the world. Basically anything that we like and that fits the Avanova style. From simple to complex, from geometrical to bohemian, from tasteful to crazy and from vintage to modern.
We simply love art and jewellery, especially art in jewellery.
We are specialized on hand made jewellery of natural horn. Horn is a great material and I will talk about it in further articles. Our horn jewellery is manufactured in small, family-run businesses we know in person.
Designed with love and sourced in a fair way, our horn products are a must have in any natural style wardrobe. Because this is what we love: Sustainable, fair trade products from natural materials. The foundation of what we think fashion should be.
Enjoy browsing the Avanova online shop!
This necklace is made of natural horn from cows and buffaloes, assembled together to reach a beautiful contrast that makes this piece suitable for dark clothing as well as combined with a light outfit. The chain is about 86 cm long and weighs just about 47 grams.
Currently our range contains two types of hand bags: Some made of natural water hyacinth straw, a very sustainable material and the resulting bags really fit with vintage style, boho outfits and traditional costumes alike.
The other type of hand bag we feature is hand-woven of colourful and extremely robust stripes of plastic. One might say plastic is not sustainable, however I need to contradict:
- These bags are mostly made of recycled polypropylene.
- They are extremely robust and can last for years.
- And even when they outlived their use as bags, they can still be used as lovely, colourful flower pots for example.
|Free Christmas Wrapping in 2020|
Since this year is undeniably a challenge, we decided to take a small step back from our 100% sustainable packaging and offer free Christmas wrapping this year.
As a jewellery trader, in the beginning we focussed solely on our lovely, hand made horn jewellery - and so I completely neglected the question of packaging. But now, we have a concept.
|Hand made horn bracelets|
A lovely bracelet is a gift that contains a long tradition of gifting jewellery to somebody.
|Spirit of the winds - earrings|
These lovely horn earrings somehow to my inner eye summon an image of "Spirit of the winds". And what do you associate with the shape?
Hello there, I am a lizard bracelet, carved by hand from a natural piece of lovely horn. You can get me at the amazing Avanova design shop from Austria!
|Celtic knot style pendant on a sunflower|
Real horn is very tough and light as a feather. Considering the natural patterns, it is the perfect material for making excellent horn jewellery.
|Teardrop shaped horn earrings|
Natural horn is strong, resilient and feather-light. With its interesting, naturally grown grain, horn is a great resource for creating lovely horn jewellery.