Monthly Archives: May 2020

Flute of the Andes: Quena

We visited La Paz, in Bolivia some ten years ago, and spent hours getting lost meandering the colourful mercados, mesmerized by the macabre and weird findings of the witches market and the rainbow of bright colours and soft fabrics in the Mercado De Las Brujas …in search of some ethnic Andean cultural ware. We were […]

The Nepalese Game of Bagh Chal

Bagh Chal is a traditional game originated in Indian sub-continent; nowadays is still a popular game, at least in Nepal. It´s one of the more interesting hunting games (those games played between unequal forces with different goals, where pieces use to symbolize animals). Bagh in Nepali means tiger, and chal means move, hence you could translate it as the Tiger Moving Game or Move the Tigers. […]

The Art of Carrom

Carrom or Karom is a game which has its roots in India and South East Asia but the game has become increasingly popular throughout much of the rest of the world during the last century. There are many variations in the rules even though there is now an international regulatory body – even this has […]

Guatemalan Worry Dolls

Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate […]

How to erect a Vietnamese Silk Lantern

One of our most popular products! The wonderful Vietnamese silk lantern. We source these from our maker in Hoi An in Vietnam and they provide a fantastic oriental look to your room. Heres how to put them like a pro. It’s easy! Watch this video…. How-to: Turn your lantern into a lamp The lantern is […]