2017 Holiday Gift Guide
As a tribute to the rich diversity in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the DIA Shop presents the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide as a cultural trip around the world.
1. A world of exploration is at your fingertips with "Hello World" an introduction to over 150 languages and cultures. Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully presented, this book makes a wonderful gift for curious minds ages 7 to 11.
2. Created in France by an internationally diverse team of artisans, these earrings belong to an exquisite collection of jewelry hand cast from eco-friendly materials into sophisticated designs.
3. The Andalusia Trivet, from Lebanese designer Peggy Raphael Dabar, is part of a line of trivets and coasters that draw style cues from Mediterranean architecture and patterns mixed with contemporary fashion.
4. The Boteh Bowl gets its name from the paisley pattern seen on this large glass bowl, in use for centuries in the Middle East, India and North Africa
5. Violet crystals, found only in the northern hills of Tanzania, are formed into faceted beads and strung together to create this chic bracelet. Recognized as an official gemstone for the month of December, Tanzanite forms the basis of a collection of jewelry new this season.
6. Evoking a classical contrapposto pose used in figurative sculpture and painting, the Squall Vase is the ultimate objet d'art, crafted from fine white porcelain in Upper Franconia, Bavaria.
7. Handcrafted by artisans using traditional techniques, this miniature Bonsai tree glass sculpture honors an ancient practice requiring dedicated care and attention.
8. From inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich deserts, 120 recipes explore the vibrant cuisine of Jerusalem in this stunning cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
9. A great gift for foodies and cooks, a hand-crafted cutting board made from sustainable olive wood in Tunisia.
10. Ash wood calligraphic flourishes and a hand-hammered bronze gong hang in perfect balance in this Asian-inspired wind chime, producing tranquil sounds for a Zen-like atmosphere.
11. Meticulously hand-beaded in a traditional colorway, the Daisy Necklace is part of a collection of jewelry created in Tanzania by Maasai women artists.
12. Glass Camel Vessel hand crafted in Egypt and hand-finished with 24 karat gold trim. A truly elegant and timeless treasure.
13. Collage artist Wendy Gold, known for colorful adaptations of vintage maps, created the whimsical design for this double set of playing cards.
14. A particular type of gingko tree, the "Butterfly Gingko", inspired the design of this enamel, stainless steel and bronze keepsake box. Hand-crafted in India using traditional metalworking techniques.
15. Ornate Moroccan inspired details dress up this emerald green highball glass, part of a collection of jewel-toned glassware with golden details.
16. From China, the ancient game of strategy known as Go is comparable to chess – while it takes a supercomputer (in this case Google’s AlphaGo) to beat a world champion, the game can be enjoyed by players at every level.
17. From the volcanic Andean mountain range, richly colored scarves for men and women, like this one in midnight blue, are made of alpaca wool so they are non-itchy, breathable, light-weight, water-repellent, and hypoallergenic.