A Taigan is a sighthound noted for its hunting skills and ability to deliver the best to its master. At Taigan, we are always “on the hunt” seeking to find well crafted & presented products for our marketplace. Each of our shops is unique in their own way. They all have a background story like no other which is why they were meticulously chosen for Taigan.
This week we are going to share some of our favorite “shop stories”!
Founder Pam Schaecher launched Amaya after 35 years of living, working, traveling and raising a family abroad. Inspired by the vibrant and intricate designs of saris and shawls she experienced while attending traditional Indian weddings, Pam created Amayato present this extraordinary artistry in fashion to North America and Europe. A person who purchases an Amaya product is not only selecting a hand embroidered piece, but also buying a work of art that can only be made in select villages in India.
Coltellerie Berti has a long history of steel, fire, and skilled hands. It was founded as an artisan workshop by David Berti in 1895, and today, under the guidance of his great grandson Andrea, it continues its production in the Tuscan countryside, 25 miles north of Florence, Italy, making handmade knives, all by Italian artisans.
The Goldbug Collection was created by “Mini” Mariana Hay, one of the 4th generation daughters at Croghan’s Jewel Box in Charleston, SC. Mariana’s mother challenged her to design a line of jewelry that would be something unique to Charleston, but something that people all over would enjoy.
After some thinking, and living in an old house in Charleston, the idea struck Mini, “Cockroaches!” or as they are more politely called “Palmetto Bugs”. She gilded her first bug and made a necklace with pearls to test the waters. The necklace sold that day and she has been expanding The Goldbug Collection ever since.
South Carolina legend has it that the “Grey Ghost”, a friendly spirit, appears to alert residents of impending storms and protects those who heed his warning. Inspired by her summer days spent baking and sharing Lowcountry lore with friends and family on the porch of her Pawleys Island beach house, owner Katherine Frankstone named the company for the beloved legend.
Like the ghost tales of the Carolina Lowcountry, Grey Ghost Bakery’s legendary recipes have been passed through their family for generations. Grey Ghost is a small family-owned baking company that uses the highest quality all natural ingredients to create their made-from-scratch, hand-formed cookies in a range of truly addictive flavors.
In 1926, James Edgar Broyhill founded a small chair manufacturing company. Four generations later, James Thomas Broyhill II took on his family legacy, inspired to create something aesthetically pleasing from something of true character.
Created for a discerning clientele, Heritage Handcrafted uses traditional woodworking methods to build furniture and other original pieces from a nontraditional medium. Specifically, reclaimed Whiskey, Bourbon & Wine oak barrel wood known as “staves”. While the medium presents challenges, the naturally occurring patina, preserved reminisce of the barrel woods past life, offers a distinctly unique piece that will be enjoyed for generations.
“Inspired by a visit to Istanbul, each loafer is handmade, crafted from vintage hand-woven Turkish rugs, and finished with a durable leather sole and rubber heel. Because each Turkish rug is unique and asymmetrical, no two pairs will ever be identical. This is a one-of-a-kind product with an international flair.”
From day to night, these boots have got you covered. The versatile ankle booties come in an earthy brown leather color with a stacked leather heel, narrow toe, and vero cuoio sole. The hand burnishing at toe and heel adds depth and texture.
Since 1995, love of quality and subtle accent has been a guiding light for Susan van der Linde as she developed her reputation for excellent quality, perfect fit and something special in her designs. These men’s classic loafers are hand fabricated in Italy. They are available in black and brown.
Recently named to Elle Décor’s Grand Masters list of top designers, this year Charlotte Moss celebrates thirty years in the design business. In 2017, Charlotte will receive the Centennial Medal from the New York School of Interior Design. In addition to her residential interior design projects, Charlotte’s work includes licensed collections of furniture, fabrics/trims, carpet, china and framed art. Charlotte is a prolific author, having published nine books to date with her tenth book scheduled for the Spring of 2018. Charlotte chooses her favorite Taigan accessories, “that make a difference and add PIZAZZ to the things you already have!”
August 26th was National Dog Day. This day is important to us at Taigan, pronounced Tie-Gun, because it is a great day to share our story!
Taigans are a breed of sighhounds from Kyrgyzstan, a country located in Central Asia, noted for their keen hunting skills and ability to deliver the best game to their masters. At Taigan, we are tirelessly “on the hunt” seeking to find unique things, well crafted and well presented, to share with our discerning audience.
We are a premier online marketplace featuring a lifestyle collection of apparel, accessories, home décor, gourmet food, sporting life and children’s items created by emerging designers, artisans and purveyors from across the globe. Taigan curates this marketplace meticulously, experiencing each product that is selected by hand to ensure the best quality for its customer.
For more exciting discoveries, please shop with us HERE.
No one embodies the rollicking spirit of great Southern party giving more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert. Her much anticipated “SOUTH: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long,” is an informative and down-to-earth guide to throwing an unforgettable party chock-full of secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining.
Here, Julia picks a few of her favorite things on Taigan…
“I adore Julia Christian’s painting of Otis, who reminds me of my own beloved hound Henry. Otis is not only beautifully painted and framed, he’s the perfect mascot for the waning Dog Days of Summer when lazy entertaining is key and cool cocktails are a must. Here are some can’t-miss finds to see you through!” –Julia Reed
Add a little bit of danger to your style with these sharks on your sleeve. These silver cufflinks are set in 925 sterling silver with an anti-tarnish rhodium finish and feature hand-painted enamel for distinctive detail. Available in silver or blue or tonal silver or blue, you can opt for a more striking color version or a more muted one. Whether you’re a real-life card or business shark or you just love the deep sea, these cuff links complete any look. Each pair of Circling Shark Cuff Links comes elegantly packaged in a black wood lacquer box for storage or display.
Our dress shirts are 100% Egyptian Cotton, Italian milled and designed specifically by Steve to match our Bird Dog Bay ties. Our collar is a classic 3.5” inch collar with posted Italian buttons. Our dress shirts have a modern English cut tailored and sized to simply fit.
The new Sportfisher II Moonphase houses a custom Swiss quartz movement with moonphase and date. The crown is uniquely placed on the left side of the watch face to avoid irritation during active angling situations. The titanium case is corrosion and water resistant in addition to a poor conductor of heat for those hot days on the water.
Made of 100% turkish cotton, it makes a wonderful guest towel or dinner napkin. It is specially blended from fast-drying cotton, designed to be a multi-functional towel that comes in a range of majestic colors. Even better, it is reasonably priced making it the perfect gift!
We’re thrilled to introduce WOWHAUS The Collection on Taigan! For the home that has everything, now there’s a limited-edition, hand-antiqued, “rattlesnaked” leather and Tibetan lamb fur accent pillow. It’s part of a new bespoke collection from über-upscale atelier WOWHAUS of … READ MORE
ME Speak Design is the brainchild of Eric and Lori Wright. Together they made a decision to celebrate only the most important things in life. Their designs marry Japanese inspired housewares with southern roots. Why we chose ME Speak Design: … READ MORE
Taigan has teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to bring you the ultimate summer prize of a 10 day roadtrip plus gorgeous Over Under luggage bags available on our site. It’s super easy to enter- all you need to do … READ MORE