New Store

New Store

Added about 23 days ago

Kashgar now has a second store located in Newtown

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Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

Added about 1 year ago

An exhibition, slideshow and silent auction of original photographs taken in Nepal by photographer Cassandra Hannagan...

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The Poison Ring

The Poison Ring

Added about 1 year ago

Classified as a type of locket, the poison ring holds a unique and exotic place in the history of jewellery…

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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

Added over 2 years ago

The Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is a national holiday and festival of remembrance observed throughout Mexico and in more recent times, around the world...

 

Photo credit: Luisroj96

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Kashgar is Back in Business!

Kashgar is Back in Business!

Added over 2 years ago

As many of you know, last year we had planned to close the doors of Kashgar forever. And then, just weeks ago...we decided to stay. The result is a store full of savings as we continue to sale all our old stock and bring in a whole range of new pieces...

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The Vietnamese Artisans - Talent Neglected

The Vietnamese Artisans - Talent Neglected

Added over 3 years ago

Guest artile by author, environmental studies student and chef, Fajar Hamid

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The Ethiopian Cross

The Ethiopian Cross

Added over 4 years ago

One of the oldest symbols adopted by the Church, the cross, retains its purest form in Ethiopia, where it can be found in three principal forms: the processional cross, hand cross and the pendant cross...

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Birthstone for February: the Amethyst

Birthstone for February: the Amethyst

Added over 4 years ago

Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz (SiO2). The name originates from Greek and means “not intoxicated", a reference to the belief held by the ancient Greeks and Romans that the stone prevented drunkenness...

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Polyandry, or the practice of taking multiple husbands

Polyandry, or the practice of taking multiple husbands

Added over 4 years ago

The custom of taking multiple wives, or polygyny, is well known. The opposite custom, the taking of two or more husbands or polyandry, is rather less well known, and is becoming a very rare practice indeed in the modern world...

Tibetan polyandry. Picture courtesy of the Tibet Travel Centre

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The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

Added over 4 years ago

I remember, as a small child, my mother doing a curious thing. She placed a pot of water on the stove to boil, then threw in a handful of lubia as she called them, black-eyed beans. As the pot boiled furiously, several of the beans jumped out, and each time one did my mother called “emshee! emshee!” (go away ! go away!) in Arabic. She was, as she explained to me later, removing the evil eye from our house...

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