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  • Age of Empires

    Chinese civilisation is one of the oldest continuous civilisations in the world. Written records exist as early as 3500 years ago, while evidence of human populations around the Yellow River go back at least 100,000 years. China brought forth fascinating inventions and discoveries which changed the world: gunpowder, paper, the compass and silk, just to name a few. But behind these exciting moments in history are the battles and internal strive of ambitious emperors and their dynasties. (...)

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  • The Silk Road Collection in Knack magazine

    Chinese culture in Antwerp

    Last August, Knack Weekend magazine featured an article about the Chinese community in Belgium with an interview with Yumi Ng, an Antwerpian author with Cantonese roots. It is a good article to gather a bit of knowledge about Chinese culture from someone who grew up in two diferent cultures. We are especially delighted that The Silk Road Collection was recommended as a good place to buy Chinese interior items (with a small wink to our (...)

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  • Behind the scenes: Thai Pottery

    Behind the scenes: Thai Pottery

    A couple of months ago, while visiting the ancient kingdom of Lanna (Thailand), we found ourselves at a pottery in the middle of the jungle. We had decided against searching for old or antique earthenware and instead focused on newly made pots that fit our style (handmade, old looking, fitting in wildly divers interior styles, unique with a flair of je-ne-sais-quoi).  However, we also focus on the story behind our products. So what is the story behind a newly made pot? Julie, (...)

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  • Pots, pots and more pots

    Pots, pots and more pots

    Our long time fans know that one of The Silk Road Collection specialties lies in finding beautiful and unique pots all over Asia. It is not just a big part of our business, we really LOVE finding these pots and placing them in new interiors and exteriors. You could map our journeys by the pots we have found: so let's have a quick look at the collection!  Most of our collection comes from China. Such as the rural style grey pots, which we also repurpose as (...)

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  • Interior Trend Natural Stone

    Interior Trend Natural Stone

    Last month we visited the interior design fair Ambiente in Frankfurt where we encountered many of the same interior trends as at Maison&Objet. One trend we spotted, and liked a lot, were the many different uses of stone in interiors. Natural stone becomes more and more popular to use in interiors, not only in gardens or on terraces. Besides wooden furniture, we saw marble tabletops and side tables. Next to flower arrangements and small standing lamps, there are many marble or (...)

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  • Intro visit 2016

    Intro visit 2016

    We do not have to travel far and abroad to see interesting things. This past week in Ghent, we have visited the interior design exhibition Intirio to check out the new Spring and Summer interior design trends. Especially the newest fabrics, wall decorations and curtains are well represented here. Of course, we cannot compare this small and cozy exhibition with giants like Maison&Objet in Paris or Ambiente in Frankfurt, but here we can find some interior trends for the Belgian market! (...)

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  • Focus on chairs & stools

    Focus on chairs & stools

    Antique Chinese chairs are surprisingly at home in modern Western interiors. Thanks to its slender and elegant style they form a graceful addition to any interior style. Especially the “yoke back” chair and the “horse shoe” chair make a great match with contemporary interiors. And last but certainly not least, they bring a piece of history into the home.  The style of the "yoke back" chairs – so called mostly in the West because of (...)

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  • Focus on antique wooden statues

    Focus on antique wooden statues

    For thousands of years, statues of all sorts of gods, deities and ancestors were made to honor and worship them and to implore favors and protection for the tribe, family or home. There are few things which tell us as much about ancient cultures than the beliefs and ideals that were worshiped. The antique wooden statues of The Silk Road Collection have a unique style and appeal, along with the cultural value, which is not to be underestimated. Each statue has a story of its own. They all (...)

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  • What are Bi-discs?

    What are Bi-discs?

    Back in stock... a very large choice of Bi-discs, from 12 - 40 cm in various colours. Including base. What are Bi-discs? The original function and significance of the Bi are unknown, as the Neolithic cultures have left no written history. From these earliest times they were buried with the dead, as a sky symbol, accompanying the dead into the after world or "sky", with the cong which connected the body with the earth.[ They were placed ceremonially on the body in the grave (...)

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  • Ethnic minority tribe Miao in China

    Ethnic minority tribe Miao in China

    The majority of jewelry in our collection, is from the ethnic minority tribe Miao in China. With a population of almost 9 million people, this tribe makes one of the largest minority groups in China. After immigration in a long history, today they live mainly in Guizhou, Yunnan, Hunan, Hubei, Hanain and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture. They are divided into several branches, such as Black Hmong, White Hmong, Striped Hmong, etc. The Miao people are very skilled at handicrafts, (...)

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