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Antique Chinese Furniture – More Orient, Less Express October 2019

We have finally returned after a long slow tour scouring rural China to source the most unusual hand carved antiquities and furniture made the traditional time honoured way by the local craftsmen.

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Chinese Calligraphy Brushes October 2019

Chinese calligraphy dates back centuries and is so much more than just letters and words. It is an art form that requires the artist to express their feelings and use motion to create the thousands of different flourishes and combination of strokes which make up the Chinese characters.

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Turkish Baskets, Bowls & Chattels October 2019

As with all Turkish craft-wares the baskets and bowls are handcrafted the traditional way with skills handed down from one generation to another. The earliest reliable evidence for basketry craftsmanship in the Middle East comes from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic phases of Çatalhöyük (Southern Anatolia).

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Terracotta & Glazed Vintage Turkish Pots October 2019

Turkish pottery and ceramic craftsmanship dates back centuries. In fact, recently a huge 2,000 year old terracotta Turkish pot was accidentally unearthed by a farmer while watering plants in his garden in the Doğanşehir district, this dates it back to the Roman era.

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Turkish Rugs & Hidden Stories October 2019

A highly prized traditional naturally dyed 100% hand-made carpet can take months and sometimes years to complete. Primarily used to turn any floor into a centrepiece some people use them as wall features, works of art in their own right.

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Hand Carved Bamileke Coffee Tables September 2019

These beautiful hand carved stools were designed for ceremonial thrones for the kings and chieftains of the Bamileke tribes of the Cameroon grasslands.

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Crafted Malawi Cane Chairs September 2019

Not all Malawi Cane chairs are made equal. Like all hand-made items there are always human imperfections. Some are just small design idiosyncrasies and unique touches, others are faults or poor materials.

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Indonesian Rattan Chairs August 2019

Satyo has been creating wicker furniture, fishing baskets, beds, boxes, chests and more for decades, a skill he has learned from traditional methods handed down over generations.

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Restored Antique & Rustic Chinese Furniture July 2019

Finding unusual pieces is always a challenge, but by pushing ourselves deeper into the Chinese countryside we have uncovered some truly unique pieces some of which are over 100 years old.

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain July 2019

It’s no coincidence that porcelain is called china. Authentic Chinese porcelain was first produced in the Han Dynasty (206 BC– 220 AD) and it continued to be an important national art all the way up until the last imperial dynasty — the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912).

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