Take a trip to the Thai countryside with Subin Tositarat's lovely lacquerware box. Thai artisans hand carve the box from mango wood, coating the inside and outside with a glossy black lacquer. On the lid, a hand-painted village scene pops against the dark background.
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.