MEDIA RELEASE: Vintage kimonos and Uzbek textiles on sale at the Asia House Fair

Scarves by S9 Muses. Photo by Shital Gohil

Scarves by S9 Muses. Photo by Shital Gohil

MEDIA RELEASE: Vintage kimonos and Uzbek textiles on sale at the Asia House Fair

09/02/17

Media Release

LONDON UK: Asia House is delighted to announce that the annual Asia House Fair, a pop-up bustling colourful bazaar selling unique items from across Asia, returns for its ninth year in March 2017. The Fair will take place at Asia House in Marylebone from Thursday 16 March until Sunday 19 March.

The Fair will feature over 30 stalls selling unique and unusual items that are not ordinarily found on the high street. Textiles, jewellery, homeware, clothes, accessories, gifts, art and food from across the Asian region will be available as well as objects inspired by traditional craftsmanship from countries as diverse as Japan, India and Uzbekistan.

Original and ethically-sourced items on sale this year include vintage kimonos from Japan; handmade fabrics from the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia; silk embroidery art; experimental artisan chocolate; traditional textiles from Khiva in Uzbekistan; artisanal Indian silver jewellery; and bespoke Indian bridal wear.

Many of the stallholders have a unique story to tell about the communities they source their products from. They typically work with traditional craftsmen and artisans in countries across Asia, including many living in marginalised communities. Some work with tribal communities or women in remote regions for whom the products are essential sources of income.

On Thursday 16 March from 17.00 – 20.30 there will be an exclusive opening night reception with a late-night shopping experience, offering visitors the opportunity to be among the first to preview, browse and buy the items on sale. There will be a cash bar all evening.

Asia House’s chef Paul Bloomfield will host an Asian street food pop-up café from Friday to Sunday. On sale will be Japanese bento boxes, Chinese street food, and South Asian tiffin boxes.

Admission to the Fair is free.

More details about the Asia House Fair and a list of stallholders can be found on the Asia House website here.

Stallholders and the organiser of the Fair are available for interview. For more information, or for additional images, contact Lucy Tomlinson at lucy.tomlinson@asiahouse.co.uk or on 02073075451.

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Asia House is the centre of expertise on Asia. It drives economic and political engagement between Europe and Asia by providing a forum for decision makers, business leaders and opinion formers to engage in high-level discussions that direct business and political strategies.

Situated in an enviable central London location, Asia House’s headquarters is a grade II* listed Georgian townhouse, with restored period features throughout.