East Meets East

Antique Thai BuddhaIt’s that time of year when Gallerie Karon takes you to the Exotic East to honor the Lunar New Year! It’s the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology. The Rat is symbolic of vitality, spirit, wit and prosperity. This sounds like a fantastic year!

Many Eastern countries celebrate at this time of year including China, Japan, Tibet and Afghanistan. We’ve included them all in this exhibit with antique Buddhas, Quan Yins and other icons. Also available is antique furniture, art and textiles such as kimonos in short and full lengths. Unusual this year is an antique Japanese fireman’s coat made of heavy handwoven and hand painted fabric and is wearable!

Our Feathered Wing annex is included in this exhibit and features The Shibui Room with it’s Buddha from Thailand along with other great treasures!