More flower power sweetness!

Thank you Lily, and thank you Danielle (Lily’s auntie) for sharing these lovely flower-adornment photos - You are so beautiful Lily, you inspire us all!

Saturday Oct 18 11:35am

Last of summer ~ fun adornments!
Take a day off, it’ll do your soul good.
…my day off…

so begins an ongoing display of whimsical adornment for the flowerchild in all of us!

Julie

 

 

 

Sunday Aug 31 08:48pm

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Up close: Dress Flowers from Afghanistan

Once a year, thanks to all the people who purchase Dress Flowers, Tika donates to a number of organisations worldwide that support healthcare and education and for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is that time - I am so touched and inspired to learn of the life and work of Malala Yousafzai. On buying trips we spent a little time in Mingora, Swat Valley; where I too met a young girl whom was so brilliant that she could be president if given the chance! Thank you for being a light for women, girls and all citizens of the world! - Julie

Dress Flowers (“Guli-Peron” or “Phul”) are traditional beaded amulets designed to be stitched to clothing as emblems of good fortune and beauty. As far back as 400 BC the Pashtun people of Afghanistan used these beaded medallions to symbolize the sun’s life-giving protection.
Tika donates 100% of the proceeds from all Dress Flowers to the Afghan Girls Fund, the Malala Fund, IKAT (the Central Asian Institute), and RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan), Refugee International, and other agencies in support of their valuable work building and sustaining educational schools and orphanages. 

Thank you all for supporting our vision!

Monday Apr 21 07:49pm
Pay no attention to the pouches behind the curtain!
Tika girls on the sly with our hand-crafted drawstring bag shelving unit.

Pay no attention to the pouches behind the curtain!

Tika girls on the sly with our hand-crafted drawstring bag shelving unit.

Saturday Feb 15 09:30am

Up close: Antique Turkoman textures of Tika

Various silver and beaded antique adornments from Central Asian, Africa, and all over the globe. 

Friday Feb 14 09:30am

Up close: Dress Flowers from Afghanistan

Dress Flowers (“Guli-Peron” or “Phul”) are traditional beaded amulets designed to be stitched to clothing as emblems of good fortune and beauty. As far back as 400 BC the Pashtun people of Afghanistan used these beaded medallions to symbolize the sun’s life-giving protection.
Tika donates 100% of the proceeds from all Dress Flowers to The Afghan Girls Fund, IKAT (the Central Asian Institute) and RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afganistan) for their valuable work building and sustaining educational schools and orphanages. 

Thursday Feb 13 09:30am

Tika girls afterhours silliness!

Wednesday Feb 12 09:30am
Even our close-out table is a lovely sight to behold!
Wooden Sparkle beads made of natural boxwood and embellished with Austrian Swarovski crystals, and Tika’s color-changing Mirage Bead stretch bracelets. 

Even our close-out table is a lovely sight to behold!

Wooden Sparkle beads made of natural boxwood and embellished with Austrian Swarovski crystals, and Tika’s color-changing Mirage Bead stretch bracelets. 

Tuesday Feb 11 09:30am

Up close: Afghani tassel details. Assortments of tassels from the Afghani and Uzbeki regions featuring beads, textiles, silver, even yak hair!

Monday Feb 10 09:30am

Up close: African Trade Bead strands from the 1800’s. Glass beads made in Venice and traded to Africa. 

Sunday Feb 9 09:51am
A groundhog day Tika Chica portrait!Diane, Danielle, Julie and Britta. 

A groundhog day Tika Chica portrait!
Diane, Danielle, Julie and Britta. 

Saturday Feb 8 09:30am
Mizz Tika herself, the fabulously fantastic Julie Joynt. 

Mizz Tika herself, the fabulously fantastic Julie Joynt. 

Friday Feb 7 09:30am

Silver slippers!
This pair of sterling silver shoes (yes, they were actually worn) deserves its own post!

Designed and constructed in Kashmir in the 1920’s. 

Thursday Feb 6 09:30am

Tika in Tucson!

Wednesday Feb 5 09:30am

Meet the glorious new display cases of Tika!
Beautifully styled by the lovely miss Danielle d’Usseau, these glass cases feature antique and ancient jewelry from around the world as well as contemporary Tika originals such as Shimmerwings. 

Come take a look for yourself! We are located at the Pueblo Show, Riverpark Inn, room 144 from now until February 12th in Tucson!

Tuesday Feb 4 09:30am
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