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Pura Vida Worldly Art!

Pura Vida Worldly Art! Pura Vida Worldly Art is a locally owned global cultural gifts store focused on handmade, fair trade

Handmade, ethically sourced, fair trade items from 40+ countries. Clothing, jewelry, kids toys, garden art, spiritual items and more.

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Pura Vida Worldly Art turns 18 today! What a fun 18 years! The store would not be here were it not for you. Thank you fo...
11/26/2022

Pura Vida Worldly Art turns 18 today! What a fun 18 years! The store would not be here were it not for you. Thank you for your patience, kindness and business throughout the years. Thank you for your emotional support and friendship. Thank you, customers, for growing older with me and my shop. Thank you for your encouragement and belief in me and my vision of supporting hand made, ethically sourced items from around the globe. Here’s to many more years with you!

Immensely grateful,
Teresa Hernández



What?! Charlotte's Best Place to Buy a Gift!Humbled and grateful to find out Pura Vida Worldly Art! won the Bronze metal...
11/04/2022

What?! Charlotte's Best Place to Buy a Gift!
Humbled and grateful to find out Pura Vida Worldly Art! won the Bronze metal in "Charlotte’s Best Place to Buy a Gift "category. Thank you to all the readers of the The Charlotte Observer for casting your vote for my shop. I appreciate you and will continue to work hard to provide you with the best gifts-- ethically sourced, handmade, sustainably focused from around the world.

Today is NoDa’s Candy Crawl. We are passing out Mexican spicy 🌶 candy. Spicy candy, with chili powder on the outside or ...
10/30/2022

Today is NoDa’s Candy Crawl. We are passing out Mexican spicy 🌶 candy. Spicy candy, with chili powder on the outside or the inside, is common in Mexico. I grew up eating it even as a toddler. Not into spice? No worries, we have nonspicy lollipops, too.

"Lo aprecian mucho": el Altar de Mu***os que crece en Charlotte, NC. Teresa Hernández aprendió a hacer el Altar del Día ...
10/28/2022
"Lo aprecian mucho": el Altar de Mu***os que crece en Charlotte - La Noticia

"Lo aprecian mucho": el Altar de Mu***os que crece en Charlotte, NC. Teresa Hernández aprendió a hacer el Altar del Día de Mu***os en San Luis Potosí, México, y se llevó esta tradición a Charlotte, donde su altar lleva 15 años consecutivos en exhibición."

Muchísimas gracias a José Cordero for esta entrevista para La Noticia sobre al altar comunitario que tengo en mi tienda de artesanías multiculturales en NoDa.

Teresa Hernández aprendió a hacer el Altar del Día de Mu***os en San Luis Potosí, México, y se llevó esta tradición a Charlotte.

For anyone decorating their home or creating an altar for Dia de los Mu***os, we have papel picado in paper, plastic and...
10/28/2022

For anyone decorating their home or creating an altar for Dia de los Mu***os, we have papel picado in paper, plastic and metallic foil; paper marigolds and other paper flowers; large paper flower garlands and paper flower crowns. We also have copal and charcoal for burning during the holiday. As always, we welcome you to bring a food or drink offering or add a small picture to our community Dia de Mu***os altar which we keep available for visiting all year.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe is honored in this beautiful hand crafted and hand painted cross nicho. The cross opens so that yo...
10/28/2022

Our Lady of Guadalupe is honored in this beautiful hand crafted and hand painted cross nicho. The cross opens so that you can add your own flowers and tiny pictures or mementos inside. Glass and metal.
12.5" H. Handmade in Mexico



A whimsical happy skeleton Dia de Mu***os bride and groom are depicted on this wood pine jewelry chest. Great wedding or...
10/27/2022

A whimsical happy skeleton Dia de Mu***os bride and groom are depicted on this wood pine jewelry chest. Great wedding or anniversary gift. Two drawers to store special items. 6”h x 4.7”w. Handmade in Mexico.

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10/27/2022

Dia de los Mu***os, a time when we celebrate those who have passed, is approaching. If you are creating an altar or decorating your home for Dia de los Mu***os, we still have papel picado in stock. Papel picado are paper tissue cutout banners depicting skeletons celebrating.
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We have the perfect mugs for your hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Great gifts for the new dad, sister, or cat lover.
09/30/2022

We have the perfect mugs for your hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Great gifts for the new dad, sister, or cat lover.

09/08/2022

We are open! For some unknown reason the store phone isn’t charging and ringing. So if you call we can’t answer. Hoping to fix it soon. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

09/05/2022

Reminder that we are closed today for Labor Day. Hope you are enjoying a day off, too.See you tomorrow!

We have plenty of sage available. White sage is believed to clear off negative energy in a space or on a person. The pow...
08/28/2022

We have plenty of sage available. White sage is believed to clear off negative energy in a space or on a person. The power is in the smoke. As you burn the sage, the smoke clears the space, giving you a clean slate.

We carry small and large bundles.








Perfect way to display your plants. These colorful plant hangers are made from recycled saris. Pot not included.
08/25/2022

Perfect way to display your plants. These colorful plant hangers are made from recycled saris. Pot not included.

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08/21/2022

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This colorful backpack with three large zipper compartments is great for school, hiking and traveling. Handmade in .
08/20/2022

This colorful backpack with three large zipper compartments is great for school, hiking and traveling. Handmade in .




I restocked these gorgeous foldable wax batiked fans, handmade in . In a variety of colors and patterns. Perfect for hot...
08/20/2022

I restocked these gorgeous foldable wax batiked fans, handmade in . In a variety of colors and patterns. Perfect for hot humid days and for when those hot 🥵 flashes hit. When folded they fit perfectly in a back pocket, F***y pack, or small purse.


Our  🌈 earrings are large but super lightweight. Made from certified sustainable birch 🌳 wood. We get these from artisan...
08/20/2022

Our 🌈 earrings are large but super lightweight. Made from certified sustainable birch 🌳 wood. We get these from artisans in the USA. $20/pair

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Mother of Pearl illuminate these moon phases bracelet. Slightly adjustable to fit most wrists. *Shop online or in person...
08/14/2022

Mother of Pearl illuminate these moon phases bracelet. Slightly adjustable to fit most wrists.

*Shop online or in person




Perfect back to college planter. This tiny cat ceramic planter is about 3.75” tall, taking up little space in a dorm roo...
08/13/2022

Perfect back to college planter. This tiny cat ceramic planter is about 3.75” tall, taking up little space in a dorm room, book shelf or desk. Handmade, hand painted. Drainage hole on the bottom. Comes in a variety of colors. Each is one of a kind. After all, no two cats are alike!



The combination of wood and marble makes this cutting board the perfect rustic chic piece for your kitchen. It incorpora...
07/31/2022

The combination of wood and marble makes this cutting board the perfect rustic chic piece for your kitchen. It incorporates an authentic kalamkari scrap as a hanging loop. 12”x6”.

Grow catnip, flowers, or other plants in this super cute flowered kitty whitewashed terra-cotta planter. Available in tw...
07/31/2022

Grow catnip, flowers, or other plants in this super cute flowered kitty whitewashed terra-cotta planter. Available in two sizes. Cat and plants not included.

This stunning halter dress is perfect for the summer and festivals. The colorful flowy patchwork bottom in the style of ...
07/29/2022

This stunning halter dress is perfect for the summer and festivals. The colorful flowy patchwork bottom in the style of a maxi skirt comes in a variety of patterns. Hand crochet top. One size fits most.
- order online at puravidaworldlyart.shop for shipping or curbside pickup
- or shop in store and see everything in person

07/28/2022

Do you know this girl? Is she your friend, co-worker, employee, daughter, girlfriend? She is a thief. She uses her small dog’s carrier bag to steal.

07/28/2022

Hate when this happens and It’s not the energy I want on my social media space but posting to let you know: if you are friends, family or co-worker with this woman, this is what she does in her spare time: steal from small businesses who are working their butt off to make things work.

Perfect summer tote basket. Take to the farmers market, beach, festivals, picnics. Fill it with books, flowers, food, wi...
07/19/2022

Perfect summer tote basket. Take to the farmers market, beach, festivals, picnics. Fill it with books, flowers, food, wine, cookies. Handmade with palm leaves. Leather straps.

Shop online at for shipping, curbside or in store pickup.
Or come see us in person and browse all our new stuff.


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Perfect summer top. Light and breezy. Great swimsuit cover. Made of recycled saris. No two are alike.
07/18/2022

Perfect summer top. Light and breezy. Great swimsuit cover. Made of recycled saris. No two are alike.

Traveling again or just out and about? Don’t forget your reusable straw. Refuse the plastic. This pack comes with 5 bamb...
07/14/2022

Traveling again or just out and about? Don’t forget your reusable straw. Refuse the plastic. This pack comes with 5 bamboo straws and a brush straw cleaner.





Oink oink. Cutest pig planter ever. Love the flower detail on its side. Terracotta.
07/14/2022

Oink oink. Cutest pig planter ever. Love the flower detail on its side. Terracotta.




Bad news: We are short staffed so have shorter hours this weekend. Will open at 3pm today (Saturday) and closed Sunday. ...
07/09/2022

Bad news: We are short staffed so have shorter hours this weekend. Will open at 3pm today (Saturday) and closed Sunday.

Good news: I restocked a lot of your favorite items including the cute hedgehog terracotta planters, sunflower apron, hand painted blue flower measuring spoons, succulent macrame wall piece, rainbow felt pompom coasters, colorful baby shoes and baby organic onesies.

More good news: taking applications for part time. Must be available weekends. Pick up app at the shop.

07/09/2022

Due to short staffing issues we will have shorter hours this weekend. My apologies for the inconvenience.
Saturday (today): 3pm-8pm
Sunday: closed

07/04/2022

Closed today. Happy 4th!

Snag a piece of  history with these limited edition 6”x17” prints of the lotus mural “Bloom” by Osiris Rain. Comes with ...
06/09/2022

Snag a piece of history with these limited edition 6”x17” prints of the lotus mural “Bloom” by Osiris Rain. Comes with a free surprise sticker of other Rain murals.


Decorate your home and garden with our colorful macrame plant hangers. *pot not included.🚗 order for curbside pickup📦 we...
06/03/2022

Decorate your home and garden with our colorful macrame plant hangers. *pot not included.

🚗 order for curbside pickup
📦 we ship
🛍shop in-store

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This gorgeous handmade dream catcher is about 36” tall by 12” wide. It has small clear quartz crystals and beautiful han...
06/03/2022

This gorgeous handmade dream catcher is about 36” tall by 12” wide. It has small clear quartz crystals and beautiful hand felted succulent plants in its web. The braided tail is cream with the tip in green to turquoise color.

🚗 order for curbside pickup
📦 we ship
😷shop in-store

Get comfy and stylish in this gorgeous 100% cotton kaftan, artistically hand block printed by artisans in Rajasthan, Ind...
06/03/2022

Get comfy and stylish in this gorgeous 100% cotton kaftan, artistically hand block printed by artisans in Rajasthan, India. Block printing s a craft that has been passed down from generation to generation. Elegant free size features a drawstring gather at the waist, designed for a comfortable fit up to XXL size. One size fits most, 53" length.





Hand carved olive wood charcuterie board ($44), stainless steel mouse shaped cheese knife ($10.99), 100% cotton woven ra...
05/27/2022

Hand carved olive wood charcuterie board ($44), stainless steel mouse shaped cheese knife ($10.99), 100% cotton woven rainbow 🌈 napkin ($15), and 50-card cheese board deck ($20). Great gifts for the cheese lover and for entertaining at home.

05/19/2022
Conoce el Altar de Mu***os comunitario permanente de Charlotte

Thank you La Noticia for asking to interview me about the community altar I started in my store. It is something I hold very dear. Creating an altar for those that have transitioned is something I learned from my grandparents. The community and my customers have embraced it, adding all the pictures and mementos you see here. The altar has been a permanent and evolving fixture of my store for a good 15 years. So much ❤️ and beautiful energy here.

Cat lovers, I have this super cute  sake set and these small plates featuring my personal favorite furry animal.
05/14/2022

Cat lovers, I have this super cute sake set and these small plates featuring my personal favorite furry animal.

We will be closed for Mother’s Day so I can go see my mom. And Saturday the store will open at 3pm. Sorry for any inconv...
05/06/2022

We will be closed for Mother’s Day so I can go see my mom. And Saturday the store will open at 3pm. Sorry for any inconvenience! ❤️
Come in beforehand and shop these felt birdhouses and other gifts.
Hours this weekend:
Friday, 5/6: noon-8pm
Saturday 5/7: 3pm-8pm
Sunday 5:8: CLOSED for Mother’s Day

This “MAMA” ornament is hand beaded using glass beads by women artisans in Ghana dedicated to empowering women and famil...
05/05/2022

This “MAMA” ornament is hand beaded using glass beads by women artisans in Ghana dedicated to empowering women and families in Africa. About 3” tall.

Address

3202 N Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC
28205

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(704) 335-8587

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Dress up those fingers and earlobes with these sterling turquoise rings and tiny gold plated studs. Turquoise has long been associated with the healing energy of water; The healing energy of renewal and rejuvenation.
These soy lotion candles are handmade by women refugees living in the US. Thanks to you they are on a path to a stronger self-sufficient life for themselves and their families.

The candles are long burning and can be used as lotion when melting.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We carry these handmade greeting cards all year. Supports women who’ve survived s*x trafficking. Made with recycled paper. Blank inside.
Some our most popular earrings, the ethereal drops. Shop online for shipping or curbside pickup or shop in-store and see them and us in person.
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“Besame mucho” (Kiss me a lot) metal sacred heart from Mexico. 6”x6”. Has hook on the back for hanging.

Purchase here or come see all the hearts in person. We are open til 8pm today.

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“Eres mi pasión” (You are my passion) inscribed on this 6”x6” metal heart from Mexico. Has hook on the back for hanging.

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No, it’s not a mistake. These clay earrings are purposely reversed.
Let us help you put together a self-care gift basket. Shown here:
* Handwoven kiasa grass basket from Bangladesh
* Kantha cloth recycled sari hand towel from India
* Body butter, bath salts and soap in lavender from North Carolina
* Foot pumice stone from Indonesia



Relax and zen out with our Whispering Willow lavender neck and eye pillows. Filled with organic lavender flowers, these soft cotton flannel pillows can be heated or chilled. Instructions on the tag. Made locally.
Add some sparkle to your outfit with these long queen fringe earrings. Super lightweight. Only $28



Happy Lunar New Year! The year of the tiger. Wishing you much success, peace, strength and health!

What a nice cold day! We are open normal hours today, til 8pm. We have gloves, glittens, winter beanies and scarves to help keep you warm.

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