Smart economics have always been a pillar of Material Culture’s philosophy. But in the current economy, we are committed now more than ever to the idea that art made by real people should be available at a means affordable by the people. We stand in the long tradition established by the traders of the Silk Road, purveyors of fine objects both beautiful and utile centuries before Mastercard and Visa. As a result, we are expanding our model to include options for you to barter or trade your unique pieces that no longer have a place in your home, for artifacts from our store that will complete the space you want to create. If you email firstname.lastname@example.org call us at (215) 849-8030 to set up an appointment in advance, we will be able to better serve you when you visit us. Information about the items you wish to trade is also helpful to us in determining their place in our inventory.