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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 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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STONE BEADED NECKLACES

Shop our Necklace Selection - Whether you are looking for an elegant piece to wear to the opera or something to add some color for a trip to the mall, we have something for you. Silver, Amber, Jade, and more can be found in our Necklace section.



JAPANESE PUZZLE BOXES

Shop our Secret Puzzle Boxes - Our puzzle boxes are each individually handcrafted in the city of Hakone, Japan and imported by us directly from the artists offering the best quality and pricing available. The skills have been passed down through the generations since the Edo Period.



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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