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BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING TUESDAY MAY 9, 2017

Opening yesterday in the Rosemary District, Ethnic Origin Company brings the world to Sarasota for those home decorators, collectors and curators looking for the global touch for their local digs. Founded by Petra Gurin, the brick-and-mortar embraces the same philosophy as her digital store, bringing authentic and handcrafted items from indigenous artisans around the world and sharing their stories as well as their craft. From the Indonesian island of Java, great teak roots repurposed as standing vessels lend a stately but grounded air, while gleaming ostrich eggs from South Africa add a weightless counterpoint. Draped behind, a handmade hundira, or wedding blanket, from Morocco showcases the merging aesthetics of African and Arabic traditions, while the mortars-turned-stools from the Lozi people of Zambia emphasize the real connection between life and craft. Featuring items from at least 29 countries, a percentage of the proceeds go to Survival International, an organization championing the rights of indigenous peoples.

Photo by Phil Lederer.

Ethnic Origin Company, 1560 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 941-202-4031.

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