Nature Inspired Gifts, Supplies & Decor

560 Sales


Nature Inspired Gifts, Supplies & Decor

560 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner



makalewakan is taking a short break


Note from shop owner This shop is now closed until next Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful year. Take care.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 22, 2016

This shop is now closed until next Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful year. Take care.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Christen Mason

Christen Mason on Feb 23, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

We never received our purchase.


Cathy responded on Apr 19, 2016

The print was not able to be sent due to an issue with my printer. This customer was given a full refund.

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Maka Le Wakan - The Earth is Sacred

Cathy Savels is a Belgian artist/artisan based in France. Originally trained as an interior designer, over the past ten years Cathy has been using her creative skill to produce original art works and home decorations.

Cathy's biggest inspiration is nature and organic structures. The textures, patterns and details created by nature are a driving force for Cathy's creativity, she is fascinated by nature as art in absolute detail and strives to engage the viewer through the observation of nature's tiny details.


Shop members

  • Cathy

    Owner, Creator

    Mixed Media Artist and Crafter based in South-West France.

Production partners

  • Print & Pillow Manufacturer

    United States

    Printing Company

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2012
Welcome to Maka Le Wakan where you'll find nature inspired home decorations all handmade here in France. Maka Le Wakan means 'the Earth is Sacred'.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept Paypal payments only but you do not need to have a Paypal account yourself. You can proceed to checkout and choose to pay by credit card without registering with them.
All items below $50 are sent via economy merchandize tariff. This does not include insurance or tracking. Customer from the US, please be aware that the postal service in France does not operate in the same way as in the US. It can and it has taken anything from 4 days to 6 weeks (to the US)! If you wish for a speedier service and/or wish to have insurance, please send me a message and I will give you a quotation.

I am not responsible if a parcel doesn't reach you and you have not paid for tracking or insurance. You will not be able to make a postal claim and I am not obliged to issue a refund (this has been confirmed by Etsy). By purchasing from me, you agree these terms.

All other items of a value of more than $50 will be sent with insurance and tracking. This means that if a parcel is lost, a claim can be made. Please note that tracking is only possible in the country from which it is sent, ie France. Once it leaves France, tracking is no longer available.

Shipping times as given by the Post Office are as follows:-
USA Economy 10-13 days Priority 4-8 days
Australia Economy 11-14 days Priority 6-9 days
Europe Economy 6-7 days Priority 2- 3 days
I cannot personally guarantee these and am not responsible for any delays.

Customers in Australia - I cannot send any of my seeded or wood items due to the strict custom rules in your country.

All orders will be sent to the address on your Etsy account, not Paypal, so please verify it is correct. If you wish it it be sent to another address, please add this in the Sellers' note on purchasing or send me a message.

I send items all over the world on a regular basis so I'm very used to packaging items so that they arrive with you in perfect condition. I use only recycled packaging but each item will be wrapped first in some beautiful tissue paper.
Refunds and Exchanges
I ensure that all items leave my studio in perfect condition. Please bear in mind that all these things are handmade from natural products and as such there will be irregularities and tiny flaws in the materials used.

If it should be the case that the item does not arrive in perfect condition, please contact me to discuss before leaving neutral or negative feedback. I will offer a full refund taking into consideration the circumstances.

If you wish to make an exchange, I would be happy to do this but I will not pay for the shipping costs in this case.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm very happy to be approached with your ideas or for custom orders.

Please note that all design rights are registered to me Cathy Savels and none of the items you see here may be copied without my express permission.

My business is registered in France and I am therefore bound by the laws of this country.