A Taste of Tika

Welcome to our blog, A Taste of Tika! The blog documents day to day activities, trade shows, products and a taste of life here in Northern California! 

You may have noticed that we’ve been adding some incredible vintage textiles to our website lately.
Here’s a collection of sweet little detail shots to get your week started...
Happy Mandala Monday
 and Happy Earth Day!

We’re going to do something a little different today for #flashbackfriday and show you the BACK of this beautiful Vintage Saye Gosha.
We love the vintage fabrics that line many of our old, one-of-a-kind textiles, but there’s something special about these un-lined pieces as well. The reverse pattern is visually interesting, and it allows us a glimpse into the creation process of these traditional embroidered treasures.

Today’s Mandala Monday features our new Zodiac Sacred Symbol Pendant. This mandala-style pendant represents the 12 signs of the Western Astrological Zodiac and is available in white brass (shown here) or copper. Cruise on over to the New Items section of our website to see more Sacred Symbol Pendants and so many other recently added treasures.

It’s a lovely day to take a walk in the garden

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Wayang Puppets (1870)
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Vintage Wayang Puppets from Java, Indonesia

It’s a Mandala Monday happy dance, brought to you by our beautiful Gem Boxes...
the newest arrival in The Sunday Souq!

I know it may be hard to believe, but we have another NEW ITEM to share with you! These sweet, simple, reversible Buddha Charms come in copper and silver-tone brass. Perfect for earrings, pendants, bracelet charms, prayer Mala accents... the possibilities are endless!

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dh16 - Buddha Charms (5942)
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Buddha Charms in copper and silver-tone brass

Check out our newly expanded Sacred Symbol Pendant line!

We are excited to share that there are BRAND NEW Deity Statuettes and Pendants
now available on our website!
Check out our “New Items” section to meet them all 

Here’s a pretty dose of some Spring color to you get you through the day

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African Trade Beads (1855)
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All African Trade Bead strands and bracelets
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Small African Trade Bead Strands (10pc mix) (1712)
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10pc assortment of Small African Trade Bead Strands in different colors
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"Small African Trade Bead Strands, Dusty Pink (781)"
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Dusty Pink Small African Trade Bead Strands

Even puppets need a little fresh air from time to time.
Hope your Wednesday is as picturesque as ours!

Springtime weather in our neck of the woods is a mixed bag. Warm and sunny one day, cold and wet the next. If you’re in the mood for some indoor craft projects to pass the rainy days, you should check out our Ojime Buttons. These handcarved wood buttons are great accents on clothing and accessories of all kinds.

~Dorje Brass Pendants~
The dorje, or vajra is used symbolically by the dharma traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.

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Double Dorje (1572)
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Double Dorje brass pendant
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brp08a - Dorje (sm) (1571)
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Small Dorje brass pendant
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brp08 - Dorje (1234)
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Dorje brass pendant

We don’t mess around when it comes to our Tucson packing list!
We’re constantly refining and organizing the items, quantities and displays that we bring from year to year.
I’m sure this is no surprise to those of you who get to see our final set-up at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, but since we just finished our final review of this year’s packing list it seemed appropriate to share this rare glimpse into the process behind the end-result.

Celebrating women around the world, today and every day!

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