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Party of the Year! Supper Club, Saturday, March 31

  SOLD OUT! Baba Olga's Supper Club Presents MATERIAL CULTURE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF THE YEAR! Saturday, March 31, 7pm-11pm LIVE MUSIC ~The West Philadelphia Orchestra~ ~The Mid East Ensemble~ Special Guest: The Peek-A-Boo Revue, Philly’s Premier Neo-Burlesque Show DINNER Chef Aliza Green Presents Crossroads of Moroccan Cuisine: Arab, Berber, Jewish Saturday, March 31, 7:00PM - 11:00PM $55 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking SOLD OUT! MENU COCKTAIL HOUR Maison Arabe Welcome Drink: pineapple, ginger, mint and lime (spike if you like, BYOB) Array of Moroccan Salads: courgette salad, green bean salad, tchakchouka, carrot salad with chermoula, beet salad, eggplant zalouk Lamb Kefte in Spiced Tomato Chermoula Madfouna: Berber Stuffed Bread with Onions & Spices BUFFET Butter lettuce salad with strawberry, avocado & fresh goat cheese & flatbread crisps Essaouira Jewish Chicken Tajine with Lemon and Egg Berber Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Chickpeas and Olives Grilled Beef & Cherry Tomato Kebobs with Ras el Hanout Spice Roasted Gold Potatoes with Caramelized Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil DESSERTS Moroccan Almond Briouat Pastries Candied Orange & Olive Oil Cake Gateau au Chocolat & Café NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water Small World Brewed Coffee/Tazo Tea Assortment   [...]

February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Material Culture Winter Sale

Thousands Of New Arrivals  •  Antique & Traditional Oriental Rugs & Kilims  •  Modern Design Carpets  •  Mid Century Moroccan Rugs & Flatweaves  •  Organic Live Edge Tables  •  Antique Asian Furnishings  •  Rustic Colonial Cabinets & Sideboards  •  20 Million Year Old Petrified Teak Wood Side Tables  •  18Th Century Mughal Architecture  •  19Th Century Asian Screens  • Stone, Wood & Bronze Buddhas • Hammered Copper Bistro Tables  •  Hand Blown Glass Lighting  •  Silk Road Textiles, Pillows & Curtains  •  Tribal & Contemporary Jewelry  •  Vintage West African Indigo  •  Stone & Garden Artifacts  •  Ancient & Ethnographic Arts  •  Fine, Folk & Outsider Art  •  Colors Of Padmini Boutique: Decor & Fashion  •  Merchant Monkey Shop: Gifts & Collectibles

February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Oriental Rugs from American Estates | Auction: Jan 24

Oriental Rugs from American Estates Live Online Auction: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11AM EST Public Exhibition: January 22-23, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

January 11th, 2018|Auctions|

December Estates Auction | Dec 12

December Estates | Fine, Folk & Ethnographic Art | Asian Art | Antiques & Decorative Arts | Jewelry, Silver & Collectibles | Oriental Rugs Live Auction: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: December 15-16, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

December 4th, 2017|Auctions|

The Great Cyber Monday No Reserve Rug Auction | Nov 27

Just in Time for the Holidays! No Hidden or Confidential Reserves! Bids Accepted at the Online START PRICE! Online Auction | Monday, November 27, 2017, 11AM EST Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

November 14th, 2017|Auctions|

Oriental Rugs from American Estates Auction | Nov 19

Oriental Rugs from American Estates Live Auction: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11AM EST Exhibition: November 17-18, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

November 3rd, 2017|Auctions|

Join Us: The People’s Art of Brazil | Lecture and Book Signing, Dec. 2

Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil Join Us: Lecture, Book Signing & Refreshments Folklorists Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla Present an Illustrated Lecture on the People's Art of Brazil, based on their monumental new book: Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil Saturday, December 2, 2PM Free, Open to the Public Unlimited Free Parking Books Available for Purchase São Benedito by Edival and Izaura Rosas, Salvador, Brazil. Yemanjá by Francisco Santos, Salvador, Brazil. Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have interacted for centuries. Professional artists in the Northeast create images of the Catholic saints and the African gods of Candomblé to meet the needs of a vast market of believers and art collectors. Over the past decade, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla, folklorists trained in anthropology, have conducted intense ethnographic research in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, interviewing the artists at length, photographing their processes and products, attending Catholic and Candomblé services, and finally creating a comprehensive book, governed by the understandings of the artists themselves. Nossa Senhora Desatadora dos Nós by Rosalvo Santana, Maragojipinho, Brazil. Beginning [...]

October 27th, 2017|Retail Store, Store News|

Live Auction: October 15 | Fine, Folk & Outsider Art

360 Degrees of Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Auction: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11AM EST Exhibition: October 13-14, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Lecture, Book Signing, Film & Refreshments Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2pm Howard Finster’s Amazing Visionary Legacy: So Was He the “Backwoods William Blake” and the “Southern Andy Warhol”? An Illustrated Lecture by Norman Girardot, Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California Press, 2015). Accompanied by a short Film entitled “I Can Feel Another Planet in My Soul: The Remarkable Story of Howard Finster” by David Fetcho, Susan English Fetcho, and Steven Pattie. More Information Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking    

September 29th, 2017|Auctions|

Lecture & Book Signing | Howard Finster’s Amazing Visionary Legacy

Lecture, Auction Exhibition, Book Signing, Film & Refreshments | Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2pm Howard Finster Howard Finster’s Amazing Visionary Legacy: So Was He the “Backwoods William Blake” and the “Southern Andy Warhol”? An Illustrated Lecture by Norman Girardot, Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California Press, 2015). Accompanied by a short Film entitled “I Can Feel Another Planet in My Soul: The Remarkable Story of Howard Finster” by David Fetcho, Susan English Fetcho, and Steven Pattie Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking 360 Degrees of Fine, Folk & Outsider Art Live Auction: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11AM EST Exhibition: October 13-14, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Browse the Virtual Auction Print Catalog Norman Girardot, University Distinguished Professor, Lehigh University and Author of Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California Press, 2015) Envisioning Howard Finster: The Religion and Art of a Stranger From Another World (University of California Press, 2015) When Howard Finster died in 2001 (b. 1916), he [...]

September 25th, 2017|Auctions, Retail Store, Store News|

LIVE AUCTION | SEPTEMBER FINE ESTATES, SEPT. 24

September Fine Estates Auction | Live & Online: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10AM EST Public Exhibition: September 22-23, 11AM-4PM Fine Art | Ancient, Asian & Ethnographic Art | Americana Antiques & Decorative Arts | Textile Arts | Oriental Rugs Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

September 10th, 2017|Auctions|