sabai designs gallery evolved from a mutual passion for travel and an appreciation of the artistic traditions of the East. After two decades of travelling and living abroad we gravitated towards Southeast Asia where we have spent much of the past 18 years. Over that time we have formed lasting friendships with antique dealers, artisans and artists throughout SE Asia, learning all the time about the diverse cultures of the region, their history and unique creations.
Our gallery offers an exotic range of antiques, tribal artifacts, art and textiles from Burma, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Yunnan. We go to great lengths to source genuine, often rare pieces from Southeast Asia’s past; from works of art such as bronze Buddha statues and religious woodcarvings to objects considered important items of use and ritual, including lacquerware, opium weights, bronze bells, ceramics, textiles, tribal jewelry, and rare pipes.
We make a particular effort to provide accurate, detailed information in the description of each object, drawing on personal experience, knowledge from local experts as well as research from a wide collection of books by authors devoted to the study of specific Asian artistic traditions. For all antique items we provide a certificate of authenticity.
We also offer more recently made items from the various peoples of this part of the world, including beautifully woven silk textiles from Laos, cotton textiles from the Naga and Chin of Burma as well as original etchings.
Enjoy browsing through our gallery and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We continue to explore this region and regularly offer newly acquired antiques, artifacts, art, and textiles. If you would like to receive occasional updates on new additions to the gallery, subscribe to our Newsletter.
If there are any items that interest you or that you would like us to source for you, please email us at email@example.com. We have an extensive network of contacts and have sourced specific items for clients including interior designers, collectors, museums and galleries.