Treasure

These images are but a small taste of the treasures that we bring back each year.

Pictures online cannot convey the softness of the leather of our handbags, the exotic scent of vetiver woven into our blinds nor the sensation of wearing an exquisite piece of jewellery.

However, if you contact us we will try our utmost to help you select that special gift or indulgence.

Better yet, visit our shops and discover the extra-ordinary.

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All our bags are designed by, and made exclusively for, us using the finest leather. To reflect this exclusivity they bear the label "Drift".

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Candles Made by the Natural Light Candle Company
Drift's luxurious, long-lasting candles are hand-made from sustainable natural waxes using the highest quality fragrance oils and lead-free wicks. The makers, who are Fair Trade producers, have received UNESCO's Award of Excellence. Superlative light and scent.

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Wiracana family, Bali
This family business has a long history of fan-making and their creations can be seen in galleries and fan museums around the world. The silk fans are hand-made and mounted on ebony or mahogany with silver findings.

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Wayan Molig (right) A master wood carver from Mas, Bali, Wayan works in ebony & other rare woods.

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Nyoman (right) from Bali who, with her sister Ayu, makes our vetiver bags, blinds and tableware.

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We select one-off pieces of furniture that are made from reclaimed wood or are refurbished older items. For example, our shelving racks have end-frames made from reclaimed (grown!) boat-ribs. Most of our traders' chests are refurbished vintage pieces. This isn't just ethical, it's individual and beautiful.

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Jerusalem Crystal (also known as "Hebroni glass")
Originally introduced to the Holy Land by the Romans, this craft was recently revived. The glass is blown or moulded in workshops in Gaza using recycled glass. Then each piece is decorated by hand in the family studios in Hebron or Jerusalem using various metal oxides before re-firing to produce the beautiful and unique finish.

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One of Drift's jewellery designers for many years is Ratna Litawati (right), shown here with Katia. Ratna holds a Unesco-award of excellence and creates glorious pieces including one of Drift's signature items, "The Pearl Yacht".

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Ann Chotika (right) works in Bangkok, probably the best place to source pearls, gems and semi-precious stones. Ann makes many of our necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

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Nengah (right), who, with his family, designs and makes many of our earrings. For more earrings, please visit The Earring Collection.

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On our travels around the world we find strange and wonderful things that fascinate us. Sometimes we bring them back to share!
Such extra-ordinary things as spectacular fossilised tree trunks from Borneo that are many millions of years old and opulently decorated opium pipes from Yunnan, China.

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Orenburg shawls Beautiful and rare shawls from the Ural Mountains.
Hand-knitted from undyed goat-down; finer & warmer than mohair or cashmere; a craft dating back centuries. Each woman uses a design handed down within the family - every shawl is unique.

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We source rare and beautiful textiles including: silk wall-hangings from Laos, dhurries (woven rugs) from Rajastan, wood-block-print throws & table-cloths from Kutch, batiks from Java and Thailand and embroidery and quilts from Gujarat.