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Thailand successfully absorbed countless international influences without ever suffering from western Colonization. Immigration of other Asian populations to Thailand, especially Chinese, interaction with Indian Buddhists and traders, the absorption of "new world" chilies from the Americas, and diverse indigenous populations catalyzed vibrant development in food, craft, and trade.
The ornate, usually tied to religious contexts, contrasts with a simple aesthetic of the humble, the everyday. A Buddhist consciousness of impermanence remains a driving force in Thai aesthetics. Using natural materials like teak, bamboo and so on, artisans have crafted the implements of daily existence. Gold and stone and elaborate ornamentation tend to be reserved for consecration of the sacred.
At YuzuMura, we look for the art in the ordinary. You won't find us offering smuggled images of a Buddha or tourist replicas of Thai temples. Instead, you'll find sustainably produced woodcraft and lamps, furniture, and the implements of everyday existence, with a style that seems simultanously full of indulgence and austerity.
Bamboo Lamp, square, with diagonal slats, 13"x6"x6"
Bamboo Table Lamp, Square, 13x6x6
Bamboo Table Lamp, Square, Horiz. Slats, 13x6x6
Rectangular sconce with fence slats
Rectangular sconce with wide slats, 12"x11x5.5
Rectangular table lamp, wood strip shade and vertical slats
Short Round Bamboo Lamp, 13"x6"x6"
Simple table lamp, rectangular, 21"x11"x5"
Square-foot bamboo lantern
Table Lamp with Canvas shade, 15"x6"x6"
Tall Cylindrical Bamboo Lamp, 15"x6"x6"
Tall rectangular bamboo lamp, 20"x8"x6"
Tall square lamp with horizontal slats, 20"x6"x6"
Tall square lantern, 20"x6"x6"
Triangular lamp, 18"x12"x12"