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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.

View our Bento Boxes - Just as you can order take-out in the United States, in Japan, you can take out food for lunch or dinner called Bento.  The bento is stored and sold in boxes, thus the name, Bento Box.  This take away style is very popular and can be found just about anywhere – in train stations, convenience stores, theaters, shopping areas, vending machines, and so on.  For instance, if you were to buy a ticket to take a bullet train, you can either buy Bento boxes to take with you on the train or relax and wait for a vendor to come to you.

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.

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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.



INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLES

Shop for Snuff Bottles - Both Chinese snuff bottles, as well as the tobacco powder contained by the Chinese snuff bottles were at the very core of a fashion whose popularity had never before been experienced in China’s extensive history.  Due to it’s exceptional versatility of style, technique and material, all in one small object, as well as the fine craftsmanship, these tiny masterpieces quickly became one of the most notable representations of the use of artistic skill throughout the Qing Dynasty.



OAXACAN WOOD CARVINGS

Shop our Oaxacan Wood Carvings - Each of our wood carvings are hand carved and painted by artists in small villages in the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. They are creative and wonderfully painted figures in bright fun colors. Each carving is an original piece of art.


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