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Kazari + Ziguzagu  is a new tour de force  which has emerged from an exciting re-visioning of the two arms of our business; Ziguzagu Japanese vintage textiles is now sharing the Malvern Rd gallery/store with Kazari Collector.

The current trend for the eclectic mix comes as second nature to us. It has been an easy transition and a fun relief from minimalism. There is a new depth of texture and richness now we have incorporated contemporary and vintage furniture to the core stock of Japanese and Chinese antiques and art and added the designs and colours of Japanese textiles.

The recent’ hop skip and a jump’ from almost next door at Annex, after years in our Richmond/Cremorne warehouse, assures the importance and value we give to Ziguzagu, which continues to be a mecca for lovers of textiles, crafts people and fashionistas as well as our usual Kazari clientele. For now we continue with two dedicated but connected websites to reflect the different interests.

Window displays now offer exciting and alternating options for drive by shoppers, inspiration for those wanting to achieve a clever mix of colour, form and style, mixing periods and styles. Images will now be recorded in the Gallery on this site for web browsers.

In recent years the work of Australian contemporary artists and sculptors was exhibited through curated gallery exhibitions. In the ‘new look’ Kazari, art remains a strong point, along with Japanese painting, screens and scrolls, and contemporary Japanese prints.

The widening vision of Kazari continues as we shift focus, and transition again from our origins one of the first to import from Japan, then China. Changing shape again; first we added ethnographic art from Africa, then Tibetan rugs, Burmese lacquer and Vietnamese eggshell lacquer, now we are expecting some exciting new contemporary art works and products from Indonesia and Vietnam; all items are hand selected with a discerning eye, which has contributed to the continuing range of unusual, diverse and unique items we always have on offer.

Kazari + Ziguzagu, 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran, Melbourne Vic 3181

Kazari + Ziguzagu is a multifunctional gallery, innovative retail space and venue with a courtyard; maple trees and persimmon

The store specialises in art and furniture from Japan and China – from Momoyama and Ming to Modern - classic and eclectic, antique and vintage, collectable, functional and decorative objects, contemporary decorative objects, architectural and landscape features.

All stock, fine art, Japanese screens, paintings and prints C16th - C20th, contemporary art and sculpture, antique furniture and collectables is purchased with the experience of 30+ years, for authenticity, quality and style.

Kazari Warehouse, 7- 11, Hill St, Cremorne, Melbourne Vic 3121 (off Church St, Richmond)

Kazari Warehouse and Restoration workshop - open for retail sales of furniture and architectural features. Restorations - enquire here

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