Today is the Vesak Festival, which commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha Gautama. We're celebrating by exploring the different meanings behind his various symbolic gestures.
Happy World Elephant Day! Revered throughout Asia, the peaceful pachyderm is considered a symbol of wisdom, strength, and protection. But what else do you know about the gentle giant? Test your elephant IQ with these fun facts.
The Goddess of Mercy, also known as Guan Yin, is a peaceful figure that you’ll see in parks, temples, and homes around the world. But what does she represent exactly?
You might know this jolly, corpulent fellow as the “fat” or “laughing Buddha,” but did you know he's not a Buddha at all? Learn more about this delightful deity.
If you’ve ever perused our aisles or website, you might have noticed that fish are a big theme in everything from ceramics to parasols to lanterns. That’s because the aquatic creature plays an important role in various Asian cultures. Here are five ways our finned friends swim in significance.
The Lunar New Year is all about starting the year off with as much as luck as possible. You can do so by adding these nine auspicious items to you home or workspace.
Chances are you’ve smelled it, whether passing an Asian temple, at the spa, or in someone’s home. But where does the practice of burning incense come from and what does it all mean?