Bright lotus flowers bloom against a jet black background on Subin Tositarat's lacquerware box. Thai artisans hand carve the decorative box from mango wood, coating the surface in glossy black lacquer before painting the lotus motif in vivid colors.
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.