Tapestry - Batik is an ancient art that
reached its peak of development on the
Indonesian island of Java.Dutch traders were so impressed by this
craft that in 1835, they brought Batik artists
back to Holland with them when they returned
from trading trips.
Artwork - Choose from our selection of ready
to hang artwork including Silk Embroidery from
China, Kalagas from Thailand, Jade Artifacts and
Prints - We offer a wide selection of genuine
Japanese Woodblock Prints created by the Fukui
Asajido Company in Kyoto Japan using the old
world techniques. Only $27.95
Embroidery & Art
- Choose from several different styles of work.
Ready to frame Shu Embroidery, Pillow covers and
Table decor featuring Beijing embroidery and
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. Our Chinese Scroll
Paintings are each individually painted in one
of several art schools in China. Each is signed
by the artist and professionally mounted so it
is ready to hang and enjoy.
Masks - The islands of Indonesia are home to
hundreds of ancient tribes that style practice
their traditions and arts. Our masks are
handcrafted by the natives from the islands of
Bali and Lombok.
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Art Mall - Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles from
Mexico, Central and South America.
is a textile art that involves a specialized
method of applying dye to fabric, usually cotton
are about 3,000 recorded batik patterns, some of
which include flowers, plants, birds, animals,
insects, and geometric forms are all popular
use of computers in developing batik designs
promises to add many more new and exciting
designs to this library.
of batik as the reverse of painting.Instead of painting an area where you
wish there to be color or a design on a piece of
fabric, wax is applied to the area to keep it
color free.The fabric is then immersed in dye,
coloring all the areas of the fabric that are
fabric is dried and then the wax is heated in
order to remove it.
which are embroidered Burmese tapestries, have
been around for about 150 years.Some of the techniques used in making
kalagas are much older.For example, the techniques of attaching
gold thread and jewels called "shwe-chi-doe"
were known to have existed in Burma over 1,000
years ago.Items made using the "shwe-chi-doe"
method were and still are rare because they were
made from real gold and jewels, making them
prohibitively expensive for the common person or
every day use.
evoke in us a sense of the exotic and- for good
developed in the Mandalay court, they reflected
the designs found at that time in the palace and
in the pagodas.Popular design themes for kalagas
included art typically seen on temple walls.Interestingly, these types of designs are
still popular today. This
is one reason it is common for people to think
that the kalaga art form is much older than it
is since the most popular subjects illustrated
on these tapestries are taken from tales and
legends of ancient history.
Japanese Woodblock Print is an art form, which
highlights flowing, curved outlines, simplistic
forms as well as the detailing of flat areas
containing color.This form of art has not only existed for
a long time in Asian history, but it has also
deeply impacted artists in both Europe and North
America throughout the 19th century.