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Imagine...

... a box with no apparent way to open it, yet if you know the secret – you can. One box might take 4 steps, another 54. Now imagine a store with not a couple, a few, or even a dozen – but nearly 100 of these amazing Japanese puzzle boxes.

... a carved wooden jaguar head decorated with over 50,000 beads, each individually placed, forming intricate patterns. An art form perfected by the Huichol Indians of Mexico.

... a tiny basket, so tightly woven that they say it can hold water. Such are the baskets of the Wounaan Indians of Panama. 

... a sculpture that is half giraffe, half gazelle and just so happens to be purple and orange. This is the whimsical work known as Alebrijes to the people of Oaxaca, Mexico. 

... a gold lacquer vase that took a master craftsman over a month to complete. Or a jade sculpture that took 3 months. Or a tiny bottle with a portrait painted on the inside

Imagine these items and thousands more, each with a story, waiting to be discovered.

See our Scroll Paintings - The art of the Chinese scroll painting dates back at least 4,000 years.  This art form is considered by many people as the highpoint aesthetically speaking during the cultural history of China civilization.  The Chinese use special brushes and inks to create calligraphy, which are the same tools used for the scrolls.

Shop our Tagua Carvings - Imported directly from the Native Indian Artists that created these little masterpieces. Choose from Animals, Fish, Birds, and Reptiles - all native to the country of Panama that the carvings come from. The tagua nut has a strong resemblance to animal ivory, making it a wonderful resource for creating all types of beautiful things.  For many years, the tagua nut was used primarily for making buttons but with new technology and more affordable materials such as plastics, a decline began.  Even so, the tagua nut still has value in the making of other things to include chess set pieces, jewelry, handles for canes, dice, figurines, etc.

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KUNA MOLA FROM PANAMA

Shop our Kuna Molas - Mola Art, also called Kuna Mola, is an amazing creation by the women of the Kuna or Cuna tribe from Central America.  Living directly on the San Blas Islands of Panama, these women create some of the most gorgeous pieces of art imaginable.  Using a special appliqué process called “reverse appliqué” the women take numerous layers of cloth, each of varying color.  These layers are then stitched together loosely while the top layers are fine-tipped cut with special scissors.  The cut edges are then folded back at which time they are stitched to the bottom layer



CHINESE FANS

Shop our Chinese Fans - The Chinese elevated the common fan to an art form.  We know that leaves and bird feathers were used as early fans but China gets credit for being the first place where fans were manufactured.



TEA SETS & TEA POTS

Shop our Tea Sets - from Japan, China, and Vietnam that match our other Japanese Tableware perfectly. Dozens of varieties of Tea are also available.


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