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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.

Gold Leaf Lacquer - is one of the finest crafts produced in China. It involves a 20 step process that converts normal objects of porcelain or wood into beautiful masterpieces. Each piece is hand painted and gilded with gold leaf, then finished with over 10 coats of lacquer, a process that can take up to a month to complete.

Shop our Fimo Sculpture - These beautiful and artistic animals are created with fimo clay. Many different colors of fimo clay are used in each design. Colored canes of clay are used to create an illustration. The central design is repeatedly stretched and cut as other designs are added. Just as in nature simplicity is replicated over and over until the finished organism becomes quite complex. The composite image is finally reduced by stretching to the size of a small coin and then cut and applied much like mosaic tiles to the animals form. Each and every stage of the process is done by hand. Because each piece is hand made no two pieces are exactly a like.

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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.



JEWELRY BOXES

Shop for Jewelry Boxes - Inside Painted and Silk boxes from China, Gemstone boxes from India, Lacquer boxes from Vietnam, and much more.



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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