- Location: online only
- Website: baliwestimports.com
- Headquarters: Austin, Texas
- Sister stores: Bali, Indonesia
We just found out that some local Austin residents have opened up an online retail shop featuring the gorgeous ceramics of Jenggala Keramik, from Bali, Indonesia. The style is distinctly exotic, but with a fresh, modern twist, and you'll find the prices for these global goods to be right up the budget-minded alley.
Started in 1976 in Indonesia, Jenggala Keramik has grown to become a global ceramic phenomenon for their high-quality and good-looking products like tableware and decorative accents and have even seen their products used by luxury resorts, hotels and restaurants like Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Club Med, The Four Seasons and Aman Resorts.
With the opening of Bali West Imports, the first authorized dealer of Jenggala Keramik in North America, us lucky folks can have access to gorgeous Indonesian and Southeast Asian home decor products. We're really loving the pattern of the Frangipani Collection and the lovely curves of the urban collection (especially the cactus vases and the folded platters and plates). But we've really fallen hard for the Handbag Collection, featuring teapots, creamers and other little containers that resemble cool, modern ceramic handbags with wooden handles.
As we mentioned, we're really liking the prices on these objects. And they are partnered with an Austin-based shipping supplies provider that uses recycled and environmentally friendly materials and good business practices, so you can feel better even though you'll have to have items shipped to you. And awesome bonus for Austin residents; they offer a "locals only" special: they will package prepaid items for pick up at their warehouse in North Austin or local delivery.