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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 at Tika Imports in Northern California! 

Sweet embroidered detail on one of our vintage Toran from Gujarat, India.
Just one of the many one-of-a-kind treasures you'll find in the "Antique Collection"

Today’s Mandala Monday features NEW Shimmerwing shapes!
Do you have a favorite?

Bodhi’s Public Service Announcement:

Make sure to get your catnaps in now because we’ll lose an hour of sleep when we
“spring forward” this weekend!
Oh, and don’t forget to change those clocks...

We love being able to offer these charming Newspaper Gift Bags!

These unique bags are made using recycled newspapers, which helps reduce plastic and other consumer waste. They are surprisingly durable so you can use them again and again!

Most of all, we are thrilled to help support Jan Sandesh - the income generating program in Delhi, India which provides meaningful work opportunity for the women making these bags.

Of course all 5 styles are available on our website along with the rest of our Gift Bags.

For those of you who have already seen Black Panther, you probably noticed the amazing costume design referencing traditional African adornment. The antique African Trade Beads pictured here continue to be a source of inspiration for designers, collectors and jewelry enthusiasts around the globe.

Happy Valentine’s Day from our hearts to yours

Tika Girls!

Fabulous, one of a kind ring made by (and adorning) one of our favorite designers Sally Bass.

We love the way her unique design features one of our Vintage Brass Buttons from Gilgit, Pakistan.

Good morning Tucson!

Tiny tassels doing a happy dance for Mandala Monday

One of the highlights of being set up at the Tucson Gem Show is seeing all of our incredible antique jewelry, beads and textiles out on display.

This antique silver Afghan torque is having a special moment draped in front of a regal looking purple velvet bedspread.

Tika girl Coco has turned a few of her Dress Flowers into beautiful, unique barrettes and now we’re all inspired!
What do you do with your Dress Flowers?