artisans

Our list of articles tagged with "artisans."

March 17, 2021

Shopping for Traditional Crafts in Ireland

For many travelers, a highlight of visiting Ireland is shopping for exquisite traditional crafts and other items. Artisans of Leisure knows the best artisans, studios and shops—places that showcase and preserve centuries-old craft techniques and traditions and are great places to see and buy beautiful handmade items.

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March 1, 2021

Yosegi: A Traditional Craft in Hakone, Japan

Yosegi-zaiku is a form of traditional wood marquetry from Hakone, a mountainous region near Mount Fuji, Japan. Artisans of Leisure arranges unique experiences of traditional crafts throughout Japan.

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January 2, 2015

Exquisite Japanese Lacquerware

Lacquerware is one of our favorite crafts from Japan, where is it known as urushi (lacquer), shikki (lacquerware) or nurimono (coated things). Ishikawa Prefecture is among the most famous of the many regions in Japan where lacquerware is produced. Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa and historically one of the most powerful castle towns in Japan, […]

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November 14, 2014

Just Back: Bhutan

Bhutan is an ideal destination for travelers wanting to experience very traditional culture and explore beautiful valleys in the foothills of the Himalayas. Read more about highlights of our private Bhutan tours.

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August 20, 2009

Traditional Buddhist culture in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a wonderful place to experience the rhythms of a traditional Buddhist culture. The atmospheric town in northern Laos sits on the banks of the slow-moving Mekong River, and traditional wooden houses, French colonial architecture, abundant palm trees, and a lack of high-rise buildings give it a low-key, unspoiled charm. Dozens of modest […]

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March 31, 2009

A conversation with the Amanbagh’s Robyn Bickford

We recently met up with Robyn Bickford at the Amanbagh, one of our preferred luxury resorts in Rajasthan, India. She and her husband, Manav, are the renowned general managers of this exquisite property. Q: We love the Amanbagh and always try to include it in the tours we design for our clients visiting India. What […]

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