On December 7 and 8, Mingei will be open for another weekend sale. Come explore a wide selection of Christmas ornaments from around the world, as well as interesting and unique gifts and stocking stuffers.
Our hours for this sale are:
Saturday, December 7
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m
Sunday, December 8
12:00 noon–5:00 p.m
At Mingei World Arts we have a broad assortment of folk art, textiles, jewelry and furniture from many countries of the world. A limited and changing selection of these items are offered in our online store which will be open through December 24. Clicking on the image of any item will take you to our online store. Be sure to check out our new holiday features. Please send us an email if you are interested in other inventory.
Nats are nature spirits that pre-date Buddhism in Burma. These spirits of mountains, lakes, trees, and birds, as well as the spirits of people who died violent or premature deaths are believed to be powerful and easily disturbed. They can also be helpful to those who honor them and are offered gifts, food, and drink to keep them happy and helpful.This hand-carved antique Burmese Nat is wood with porcelain eyes and gilt painting. It is 16" tall.
This 8" x 12" oil on masonite painting of a woman eating watermelon is by Jesus Lorenzo of the Guerrero region of Mexico.
Jesus is the son of Lucas Lorenzo, who, along with his three other sons and two daughters have become famous for their high gloss paintings on masonite. Many of their paintings include sacred themes but include the realities of modern rural life as well.
This rice bowl is from the Cultural Revolution Era of China.
The text on the side of the bowl translates: “Countryside is a big world, you can do something." This was a popular slogan that encouraged Chinese youth to go to work in the countryside and mountain areas.
The date painted on the bottom of the bowl is 1970.