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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.

Shop our Carvings from Ecuador - Located in the northwest portion of Ecuador, a unique venture began called the Tagua Initiative was formed.  This began in 1990 by Conservation International as a means of creating economic incentives associated with the tagua palm nut, trying to find a way for the harvests to be sustained.  Because of this initiative, today we see almost 2,000 people belonging to the Comuna Rio Santiago-Cayapas, holding down jobs.  However, these jobs depend on the rainforest being left unharmed, allowing the tagua nut to continue growing.

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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HUICHOL BEAD ART

Shop our Bead Art - Huichol Bead Art The Huichol Indians have used art figures and other decorative pieces as offerings to the Gods for centuries. The Indians work their spiritual symbols and designs into each piece. This hand carved wood jaguar head was first covered with a layer of beeswax then using a long needle one small bead at a time is pressed into the wax creating this vibrant work of art.



JAPANESE SUSHI SETS

Shop our Sushi Sets - Over 75 different designs to select from. The largest inventory available on the internet. We have everything you need to set your table in style for your next Sushi Party or Chinese Food with your family.



BRASS & BRONZE SCULPTURE

Shop our Brass & Bronze Section - We stock an amazing selection of Brass and Bronze sculptures from the artists of China and India. Choose from detailed Dragons, Foo Dogs, and more.

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