Tiger Tiger will be spending the weekend Of September 16, 2022 with Jake at Nomad in Boulder, CO!

We will have the work of Robert Burkett with us!  Expect a few other surprises, as well!

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Come say to Jake and Tiger!

As well as being able to experience the world class bead shop, and Nomad’s expertise!

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Tiger Tiger Beads will Have a Booth at the JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show.

This will be Tiger’s first year with a booth at the JOGS International Exhibits area!

Come see our unique collection of antique beads and rare artifacts from Asia and South America.

We will also have on display our special collections of rare and authentic amulets, pendants, and jewelry.

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And a good time was had by all….

In Santa Fe the show goes on!  While there were fewer attendees, they came to buy!  We got to see old friends and even made new ones.  Traveler’s Market has re-opened and is open for business.


A Good Exhibitor Turnout

This year, the show featured everything from contemporary to historic, antique to modern, with over 40 exhibitors on the Show Floor. The show also offered paintings, sculpture, and fine art of all kinds as well as jewelry and textiles. Tribal, folk, American Indian, African, and Ethnographic Asian art was on hand too and Tiger was there.

Moving On

While the show is over  you can still reach Tiger by  contacting  us whenever you like. We’re sorry if we missed you. There are more upcoming shows in September and you can always catch us there. Tiger is also affiliated with The Santa Fe Travelers Market.

Some recent additions to inventory are posted on Face Book.

Tiger made many stops along the way from Taos to Las Cruces visiting with new and long time shop owners. “It was really good to see some old friends again.”

Tiger highly recommends staying at some of the historic hotels should you be passing through that way. “They are truly extraordinary.”  

Up and Coming Shows

The Tucson Gem & Jewelry Fall Show 2021, hosted by JOGS International Exhibits is just around the corner and Tiger is planning to be there.  He will be featuring his rare collection of Robert Burkett Beads almost exclusively. The show will run from September 3rd – 6th, 2021 at the Tucson Expo Center from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and the last day from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. It is located at 3750 E. Irvington Road, in Tucson, AZ. Check it out.

Tiger will definitely be attending The “Colors of the Stone” Show which has been rescheduled for September 9 – 12, 2021 taking place at Casino Del Sol, 5655 West Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ. You can order tickets here.

Again, he will be exclusively featuring Robert Burkett Beads.

We hope to see you there!

You can check for Tiger’s updates and news here.



Come See the Show!

Tiger Tiger will be on the show floor Friday thru Sunday, August 13th to the 15th, from 11am until 5pm in Santa Fe, New Mexico at The Objects of Art, Santa Fe at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Tiger will be displaying his finest wares, from the Bob Burkett Vintage Collection, to Ethnographic finds from Asia and the Himalayas. Learn more about the show right here.

Don’t miss out!

This is a rare opportunity to find out and learn more about Ethnographic Art and Culture.  Tiger will be on hand at Booth B57 to answer any questions LIVE and In Person. His collections are well worth the viewing. If you haven’t seen them, check out Tiger-Tiger.com.

Tiger Tiger has been a regular at this event for many years and is very excited to be present to meet with you once again. You can also look into Tiger Tiger Trips as well for more interesting items.

There will also be a Virtual show coinciding with the Live Event. Tiger will be presenting there as well.

Guide Lines

Covid restrictions and rules will be observed at this event. To find out more, visit their Information Page.

Purchase Tickets Here.


Prayer Flag Descriptions & Symbolism: Prayer Flags in Tibet are called Lung Ta (wind horse), which is both literal of the image, and symbolic of the action of the flags. The idea is that by hanging these flags in high places such as from the top of stupas and across mountain paths, the Wind Horse will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings.

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Mysterious Buddhist Beads: Few beads are surrounded by as much mystery and myth as the dZi bead (say ‘zee’). These etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods (by lightning strikes, or sometimes, goats – I am not making this up), that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its’ owner and will not stay with an unlucky person.

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Bruce St. John Maher is a world renowned Artist and Master Craftsman known best for his Glass Faceted Beads. These stunning beads depict landscapes and forests mostly and have a 3D effect to them. The layered painting and kiln technique that he perfected is almost completely exclusive to his craft.

Very few artists have ever attempted to mimic his techniques until only recently. This is due in part to a booklet by Jim Kervin where Bruce outlines and reveals some of his secrets on how these magnificent beads are made. By using phosphorescent paints and creating the images on the glass, these pieces of glass are then joined together and fused in a kiln to create a single bead. The three dimensional effect this creates if phenomenal!

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Firstly it may be observed that the word “gong” is in fact a case of an onomatopoeia. Their sound resembles their name when struck. The antique, one of a kind gongs that we carry at Tiger Tiger fall into two categories. We have Burmese Temple gongs and Indonesian Gamelan Gongs. Burmese gongs were primarily used at temples as a call to worship and just as likely as a call to alarm the people of a local village or tribe in the event of a threat or attack.

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