For $25, today's deal gets you $50 worth of Asian-themed art, books, antiques, and more at Deity Arts of the Extreme Orient.
With a varied selection of merchandise ranging from artwork to home décor to jewelry, Deity caters to savvy shoppers interested in Eastern culture. The boutique's wares hail from the far reaches of various Asian countries, and many of them are handcrafted, such as the 8-inch Buddha figurine carved out of mahogany ($40). A hand-painted, hanging Buddhist wall altar ($20–$40) enlightens interiors, while the tiny tome Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom helps readers glean knowledge about the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and when all else fails, the ability to transform enemies into bubbles ($14). Shoppers yearning for functional wares can browse a variety of distinctive far-flung jewelry, such as ostrich-shell bead necklaces from Botswana ($65), or mine the gift shop for kitchen-worthy objects such as a four set of fine porcelain sushi dishes from Japan ($55). In addition to the retail stock, Deity also boasts an art gallery showcasing the works of acclaimed local and international artists and holds cultural events.
Four Yelpers give Deity Arts of the Extreme Orient a five-star average:
Lower Garden District
2001 Magazine St.
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