Shungite is a black stone, similar to coal, which is only found in the region of Karelia, Russia. This amazing stone has a unique structure of pure carbon atoms called fullerene, which is what scientists believe give Shungite its numerous beneficial properties. Shungite can purify water and be consumed, it can be worn close to the body as jewelry for energy balancing and stress relief, or it can be attached to your cell phone or placed next to electric devices to provide EMF protection. The purity of the stone is measured by its carbon content, Elite Shungite (Type I) contains between 95% to 98% carbon, which is why you can only find non-shaped stones made of it. The shaped Shungite items you can find are made of Regular Shungite (Type II), which contains between 35% to 80% carbon.
home decorations handcrafted and hand painted by local artisans in small workshops in Russia. This is what makes each piece unique. You will find a wide variety of Matryoshkas, with either human or animal shapes, beautiful kitchen utensils and other home decorations. These objects are designed to follow particular themes with a variety of styles and colors. Our high quality decorations are part of the Russian culture and tradition.
incense sticks and bundles made of ancient plants and trees, such as Sage, Yerba Santa, Juniper and Cedar. The leaves and branches are hand picked on the deserts of California and Turkey, they are tied up and dried out in cool, dark spaces. Smudging, or burning herbs is one of the oldest methods of cleansing, purifying and blessing a person, object or space. These herbs were burnt by Native Americans for centuries in a Smudging ritual filled with symbolism to invite positive energy. Our Smudging Kits are intended to provide an authentic experience.
Ushanka hat is a traditional Russian fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or fastened at the chin to protect the head and ears from the harsh cold winter. These hats have been known for centuries and were first developed in Russia in the 17th century and adopted by the Red Army after the Winter War against Finland in 1939. Officers were issued fur ushankas, and other ranks received ushankas with "fish fur". The ushanka became a symbol and media icon of the Soviet Union and later the Russian Federation.
drawing is made with ornamental Ural stones. The stones are crashed into different fractions and is sown trhough sieves to get powder of different sizes. Afterwards, some stones are painted, mostly marble because it is more susceptible to pigments. Other stones used are jasper, serpentine, serpentinite, gabra, mica, shungite, bloodstone, dolomite, ophiocalcite, quartz, smalt, lapis lazuli and others.