• The Poison Ring

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

  • Cleaning Your Handmade Rug

    We get a lot of emails here at Kashgar asking us how best to clean kilims and hand-woven pile rugs, both from customers who've bought rugs from us and also (somewhat surprisingly) from people we've never met before.  My response has always been "have it done professionally", but we've just spent a week in a lather spring-cleaning all our own stock, so while it's fresh in my mind I though it was time to share my basic rug cleaning tips with you, Gentle Reader...

  • Proud stockists of Tilley Soaps - handmade with love in Victoria
  • A Compendium of Demons

    No anthology of the gods and goddesses of humanity would be complete without a compendium of the major demons and fallen angels of the modern Christian Era. And just in time for Halloween too!

  • Saraswati - Hindu Goddess of Knowledge, Music and the Arts

    Saraswati is the beloved Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts.  Originating as a river goddess of the ancient Harappan Civilization, she transcended her earthly origins to become the very embodiment of culture and civilization.

    Pictured here is an 18th Century Thangka from the Khan Region of Eastern Tibet depicting Saraswati.  Mineral pigments and gold on cloth.  From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Lapis and Carnelian Necklace

Lapis and Carnelian Necklace

Natural lapis lazuli, carnelian, serpentine and sterling silver necklace showcasing a stunning Tibetan carnelian pendant. Sterling silver findings.

Zawi Necklace

Zawi Necklace

Afghan jade and red serpentine tube beads, Burmese bone beads with an antique Moghul high-grade silver coin as pendant. Sterling silver findings.

Fatima Earrings

Fatima Earrings

Sterling silver hamsas, finished with Sleeping Beauty turquoise and natural Afghan lapis lazuli. Sterling silver hooks.

Dragonfly Necklace

Dragonfly Necklace

Afghan jade (serpentine) with Karen hilltribe high grade silver (950) dragonfly charms.

Bamileke Juju Feathered Hat or Headress

Bamileke Juju Feathered Hat or Headress

Genuine Bamileke feathered headress. Contemporary. From Cameroon, west Africa. this on is dyed bright orange, we have another, larger piece that is approximately 1 metre in diametre in an off white colour.

ORANGE SOLD, OFF WHITE STILL AVAILABLE

Navaho Earrings

Navaho Earrings

A set consisting of a necklace, earrings, bracelet and ring.  Navaho.  Classified as pawn jewellery, this set dates to the mid 20th century.  Sterling silver and turquoise.