Pura Vida Worldly Art!

Pura Vida Worldly Art! Locally owned global cultural gifts store focused on handmade, ethically sourced items. Handmade, ethically sourced, fair trade items from 40+ countries.

Clothing, jewelry, kids toys, garden art, spiritual items and more.

What do you gift a grandma who has a house full of everything? How about something for her patio or garden?  Our purple ...
05/05/2024

What do you gift a grandma who has a house full of everything? How about something for her patio or garden? Our purple blooming lotus bird feeder, so she can bird watch all day. Or this colorful birdhouse hut made from natural grasses. The greeting card says “ For my sweet grandmother” in Spanish and is a take on the popular Mexican hot chocolate. By the way, we do carry Mexican hot chocolate bolitas, perfect for making mole or a frothy chocolate drink.

Mother’s Day is a week away!  Give her flowers that last forever. This beautiful heart shaped 22k plated necklace is fil...
05/04/2024

Mother’s Day is a week away! Give her flowers that last forever. This beautiful heart shaped 22k plated necklace is filled with real dried cherry blossom flower petals. Create a flower bouquet with our hand felted cherry blossoms or daisy 🌸 flowers. And we have cute flower greeting cards in English as well as in Spanish.

05/04/2024

We will be closed for a week for a much needed vacation. Closed from Monday, 5/6, through Monday 5/13.

Online orders will ship or be available for pickup starting on the 14th.

This super comfortable kaftan will make you feel like a queen. Made of recycled saris, no two are alike. Makes a great g...
05/04/2024

This super comfortable kaftan will make you feel like a queen. Made of recycled saris, no two are alike. Makes a great gift because its adjustable “One Size” will fit a broad range of sizes, approximately between 4 and 20.

I can attest to how incredibly comfortable this wrap dress is! The sleeves and bottom flutter around your body as you wa...
05/04/2024

I can attest to how incredibly comfortable this wrap dress is! The sleeves and bottom flutter around your body as you walk. Made of repurposed saris from India, no two are the same. Fits sizes 2-16. Come pick your favorite!

Thank you The Charlotte Ledger for recognizing me as one of 2024’s Charlotte’s 40 Over 40. The award recognizes 40 peopl...
05/01/2024

Thank you The Charlotte Ledger for recognizing me as one of 2024’s Charlotte’s 40 Over 40. The award recognizes 40 people over 40 that work to make Charlotte a better city. Difference-makers, change catalysts, community stalwarts.

The theme for the award ceremony was 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s decades. My sister, Alma, accompanied me and we went as 80’s rock star and 70’s flower child hippie. Fun night with lots of great people, all bringing beautiful, positive changes and strength to our communities. An honor to be among all of the other change makers.

These beautiful tree-free paper journals are made from disposed cotton t-shirts and cotton rags, creating luscious pages...
04/21/2024

These beautiful tree-free paper journals are made from disposed cotton t-shirts and cotton rags, creating luscious pages on which to capture your thoughts, dreams and experiences.
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This rainy cool weather calls for warm organic, fair trade loose leaf tea.  Certified  . Each reusable tin includes a ha...
04/21/2024

This rainy cool weather calls for warm organic, fair trade loose leaf tea. Certified . Each reusable tin includes a hand carved olive wood tea spoon and the bio of the tea artisan who planted and grew the tea. Metal tea infuser sold separately.
Teas shown: Purple Rain, Purple Jasmine, Purple Chocolate, Coconut Green Tea, Turmeric Ginger, Cream Earl Gray.

This 🌙 swivel box is hand carved from from sustainably harvested (ethically sourced) mango wood and features phases of t...
04/08/2024

This 🌙 swivel box is hand carved from from sustainably harvested (ethically sourced) mango wood and features phases of the in a metallic design. Use it to hold spices, candy, crystals, jewelry or anything else you enjoy.

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The phases of the moon are celebrated on this large, approximately 40” tall, lunar art piece. It’s created as a dream ca...
04/08/2024

The phases of the moon are celebrated on this large, approximately 40” tall, lunar art piece. It’s created as a dream catcher, believed to trap bad dreams in its web and allow the good dreams to flow out through its tail.
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We are all about the   today. We restocked this beautiful,moon clip hair accessory. It’s super easy to use and holds thi...
04/08/2024

We are all about the today. We restocked this beautiful,moon clip hair accessory. It’s super easy to use and holds thick or thin hair. Hold your bun or do a half clip like in the picture.

These sweet hand felted bags hold three finger puppets and are just large enough for your child to carry a few toys, sma...
03/29/2024

These sweet hand felted bags hold three finger puppets and are just large enough for your child to carry a few toys, small books, rocks and other fun stuff. All handmade. We have a few themes to choose from: the garden bag which includes a 🌺 flower, a caterpillar, and a bunny finger puppet; the farm animal bag which includes a cow, a pig, and a chicken finger puppet; the forest animal bag which includes a raccoon, a fox, and a bear puppet. Kids love ❤️ these bags!!

Great Easter gifts. These had felt colorful 9” tall bunnies are actually pencil ✏️ cases. Insert a pencil or pen into th...
03/29/2024

Great Easter gifts. These had felt colorful 9” tall bunnies are actually pencil ✏️ cases.
Insert a pencil or pen into the hole on the bottom and have more fun writing! They also make great teacher thank you gifts.

Have your little one step into Spring with these beautiful hand made, embroidered cotton dresses from Guatemala. Availab...
03/28/2024

Have your little one step into Spring with these beautiful hand made, embroidered cotton dresses from Guatemala. Available in sizes 0 (newborn), 12 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 6 years, and 8 years old. We have fuschia, teal, navy, mustard, purple, and cream colors available.

Angels playing music. Crosses with peace doves and a tree of life motif.  These wood folk art wall pieces are hand carve...
03/28/2024

Angels playing music. Crosses with peace doves and a tree of life motif. These wood folk art wall pieces are hand carved and painted by artisans in El Salvador who work together in an artist cooperative, La Semilla de Dios. Founded amidst civil war, the La Semilla de Dios continues to spread peace through art.

These metal sacred heart wall art pieces are handmade in Mexico.   Did you know…the sacred heart is a symbol of the inte...
03/27/2024

These metal sacred heart wall art pieces are handmade in Mexico. Did you know…the sacred heart is a symbol of the intense love Jesus had for humanity. So much love that the heart is in flames. The sacred heart image is a reminder that we, too, should show love, forgiveness and compassion to others.

Hand knitted bunnies, ballerinas, tigers and many other stuffed animals. Give the gift of handmade this Easter or any ot...
03/27/2024

Hand knitted bunnies, ballerinas, tigers and many other stuffed animals. Give the gift of handmade this Easter or any other time of the year.

It is with immense sadness that I share that my beautiful mom passed away last Friday. I will bask in memories of her.  ...
03/01/2024

It is with immense sadness that I share that my beautiful mom passed away last Friday. I will bask in memories of her. My mom’s intense love for me, my sisters, my dad and rest of the family also give me strength.

02/21/2024

We will be closed for several days due to a personal family matter.
I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

Gorgeous hand blown glass wine goblets from Palestine. Drink out of something beautiful.
02/14/2024

Gorgeous hand blown glass wine goblets from Palestine.
Drink out of something beautiful.

Lots of fun jewelry, wind chimes, and other handmade gifts for your Valentine or for yourself.
02/14/2024

Lots of fun jewelry, wind chimes, and other handmade gifts for your Valentine or for yourself.

Happy Lunar New Year! 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. Celebrate with these colorful fun hand felt dragon finger puppets....
02/10/2024

Happy Lunar New Year! 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. Celebrate with these colorful fun hand felt dragon finger puppets. These also make great pen or pencil toppers.

Perfect gift for anyone you love. These small, 2” hearts ❤️ are hand carved from rock using a machete then sanded smooth...
01/25/2024

Perfect gift for anyone you love. These small, 2” hearts ❤️ are hand carved from rock using a machete then sanded smooth and dyed. The families in Kenya that make these then carve a word on them. At only $6 each, you can gift one to all your loved ones.

El Chavo, Alma y Su Familia, Good Night Moon / Buenas Noches Luna…these are some of the baby and toddler bilingual books...
01/13/2024

El Chavo, Alma y Su Familia, Good Night Moon / Buenas Noches Luna…these are some of the baby and toddler bilingual books we carry. Board books make great gifts for little ones. Our baby and children items, including blankets, rattles and stuffed toys are all handmade with love and care.

We may not open tomorrow, Jan 9th, depending on the weather. Will post an update here. In the meantime if you need candl...
01/08/2024

We may not open tomorrow, Jan 9th, depending on the weather. Will post an update here. In the meantime if you need candles (in case of a power outage), we carry long burning soy candles. We don’t have bread and milk but we do have chocolate, tea, honey, and atole mix in case you’re cooped inside. Will be here til 6pm today. Stay safe everyone!

These hand knit winter beanie hats and scarves will keep your head and neck warm and cozy.
01/06/2024

These hand knit winter beanie hats and scarves will keep your head and neck warm and cozy.

Christmas is officially over. Happy Feast of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day)! All ornaments and nativities are on sale th...
01/06/2024

Christmas is officially over. Happy Feast of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day)! All ornaments and nativities are on sale through this weekend. All Kwanzaa and Hanukkah continue to be on sale, too.

Happy New Year’s Eve! Bring in the New Year with Palo Santo (holy wood) and/or sage. These are nature’s tools used to pu...
12/31/2023

Happy New Year’s Eve! Bring in the New Year with Palo Santo (holy wood) and/or sage. These are nature’s tools used to purify a space to prepare it for new, fresh energy. Palo Santo and Blue Sage, in addition to purifying, bring in grounding energy. Grounding energy creates a feeling of stability. We have plenty of Palo Santo, white sage, blue sage, red sage, as well as sweetgrass (also grounding).

We are open today but closing a little early, at 4pm. We will be closed tomorrow on New Year’s Day.

12/25/2023

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a season of peace, health, and love.

Do you ❤️ Charlotte or have some favorite local spots in the city?  We have lots of different prints of the Charlotte sk...
12/23/2023

Do you ❤️ Charlotte or have some favorite local spots in the city? We have lots of different prints of the Charlotte skyline as well as popular local spots by local artist David French. We have Hattie’s, Cabo Fish Taco, Brevard Court, Thirsty Beaver, Salud, Divine Barrel, Lang Van, The Filmore, Alexander Michael’s, Brawley’s, Camp North End, The Evening Muse, Rosie’s Wine Garden, Heist, Birdsong Brewery, and many more.

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

+17043358587

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