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July 2011 Newsletter

Sale Time Continues at Kashgar!


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Just a quick reminder that Kashgar's massive clearance sale is still on, with many of our pieces now reduced by up to 65%. And its not only our furniture and speciality items that are discounted, but many popular pieces such as monkey apple balls and candles, Tibetan tassels, Medimix soap, colourful chapatti rollers and a range of Burmese jade-glaze planter pots. 

planter pots

monkey apple balls

chapati rollers

Remember, if you have a special piece in mind but can't make it in to the store and don't want to miss out, feel free to give us a call, we can take all major credit cards over the phone, and direct deposit is welcome as well. Delivery for small and large items can be worked out the same way, or you can arrange your own pick up at a time convenient to you.


In other Kashgar news, we present our latest articles for your reading pleasure:


What in the World About Mao: Transformation of Mao Zedong from Tyrant to Pop Icon is Nearly Complete

For better or for worse, Mao Zedong is regarded as an iconoclastic figure in modern world history and was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time Magazine. Catalyst for the Cultural Revolution and leader of China’s Communist Party between 1943 and 1976, he was also responsible for the death of over 40 million Chinese.  Today, Mao is undergoing an unprecedented rise in popularity throughout t…

The Bawdy Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Everyone is now familiar with the recent release of quite explicit photos and service charges found on the walls of a brothel  excavated at Pompeii, the resort town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CCE. Now for your viewing pleasure comes a list of bawdy graffiti scrawled on the walls of Herculaneum and Pompeii, which confirm, if we didn't already know it, that the Romans were people exactly like us, albeit s…

A Uyghur Fairy Tale: the Clever Young Man

The Uyghur people originated in Mongolia, and over the ages moved slowly westwards until they settled in the Taklamakan Desert region of China's far north west.  Centred in and around the city of Kashgar, smaller communities can also be found today in Turkmanestan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.  Today most Uyghurs are Muslims and practice Sufism.  They have developed a strong tra…

Those of you who visit the Kashgar web site will have noticed several improvements, including the addition of a search function, the ability to leave comments via your Facebook account and the option of recommending articles and products via Facebook and Twitter. Pretty heady stuff.  But that's not all.  We have also added the ability to purchase gift certificates online! Lets say you're looking for the perfect gift for someone and you know they love Kashgar, but you're not quite sure whether to go for the sterling silver tongue scraper or the life sized carving of a horse? Let them decide for themselves!  Simply visit the Products page, choose Gift Voucher on the menu bar and select the monetary amount of your choice.  They can spend the gift on line or come in and redeem it in person.  Easy!

gift certificate

If you would like to see more of Kashgar more often, just like us on our Facebook page.  It's a great way to stay up to date on all our latest articles and news as soon as its published, as well as updates on our in-store poodle mascot Phoenix.  Everyone who likes us before the end of July goes into the running to win one of our beautiful Nepalese shawls.  Take care and see you soon!

faerie poodle

Linda Heaphy

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