Rugs, furniture and accessories collected from far-flung travels are what make a room unique, but you can’t always jump on a plane for a last-minute shopping trip. Look to our intrepid sellers for beautiful items from faraway places until you’re ready to book your next adventure. Today, we’re heading to the vibrant street markets of India, Morocco and China.
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Whether you dream of ancient palaces in Marrakesh or are hoping to get a glimpse of the Sahara Desert, these pieces from Morocco have exquisite details that stand out from the crowd.
Inspired by Moorish designs, a hand-knotted rug with a star motif shines with its bold colors, pattern and craftsmanship.
While you might not get to experience a souk firsthand, these traditional marketplaces offer numerous handmade items like this pierced pendant light made from patinated brass.
Bring detailed handiwork to your home with a pair of tables made with bronze ormolu in classic Moroccan patterns. The tabletops feature bronze buttons and turquoise beads covered with inlaid glass.
Vintage items from this East Asian country pull together centuries of rich history. Savvy collectors look for beautifully made pieces with historical symbols and motifs unique to the region.
A set of two vases with frolicking dragons is sure to put a smile on your face. These mean green vases are both colorful and reminiscent of porcelain vases that have been made in China for centuries.
One of the best parts about purchasing items from other countries is that you get a history lesson. Painted red for good luck and prosperity, this wedding cabinet once held a bride’s dowry.
With the back resembling the yoke of oxen, this iconic Chinese chair is carved to perfection out of elmwood. It features an openwork symbol for good fortune that imbues the chair with good vibes.
From markets full of colorful textiles to ornate palaces, India is a feast for the senses. Immerse yourself in the culture of this incredible country.
A hand-carved Ayurvedic medicine chest looks lovely as a decorative item on a desk or shelf, and you can imagine its origins in Southern India where it doled out plant-based treatments.
Traditional Indian dhurries have long been used as floor coverings. This bright zigzag version brings an energy that reminds us of the cacophony of colors found in the street markets of Jaipur.
Sculptures of Indian deities are a goldmine for starting your research on Indian mythology. This beautiful decorative object has a unique story to tell.
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