Echoes In Time is dedicated to providing its customers with unique and fascinating objects through which one can glimpse the art, science, culture and everyday life of indigenous peoples around the globe. We believe the stories behind these ancient creations illustrate common threads that can transcend time, place and cultures. We wish to share these legacies of mankind's past with people of today, their descendents and rightful heirs.
Echoes in Time represents a new concept in the fields of art, history and science. While we provide original artifacts and high quality recreations of antiquities from around the world, we are equally interested in uncovering the stories associated with the objects. An object's real interest may lie in how it was made, the function it served and what it represented to its original owner and culture. The interest may also lie in the mystery and speculation that surrounds the object. To this end, Echoes In Time carefully researches each original piece and provides a story card which identifies the culture, location, time period and summarizes what is known, and unknown, about the object.
A) Original Artifacts
B) Exact Recreations
This work is performed by skilled technicians and artists in the United States.
(2) If the original piece is not directly available, we will attempt to acquire a mold of the original from the owner.
(3) In cases where this is not possible, such as cultural treasures, our artists will utilize photographs and measurements of the piece to meticulously create an exact model of the original. Recreations are then made from the model.
C) Scaled Recreations
D) Tribal Art
E) Cultural Art
F) Support Products
Also note that Original Artifacts and Tribal Art are, by their unique nature, usually available only in very limited quantities. When our stock in such items is exhausted, replacement inventory may not be obtainable. We appreciate your understanding in such situations.
Most of the articles presented to people today as, say, 'Egyptian' or 'Greek' or 'Celtic' have little or no relationship with anything ever produced by these cultures. Rather they are all too often the product of a modern marketing effort attempting to capitalize on what they imagine people today have come to believe an Egyptian product, for example, should look like.
Our ancestors were really bright and clever people. Their tools were different. Their materials were different. Their knowledge was different. Their beliefs were different. However their motivations, their problems, their frustrations, their joys and their objectives were probably very similar to ours. They built some of the most magnificent and enigmatic structures the world has ever seen. They achieved mastery with certain tools and materials that are beyond anyone's ability today. They developed techniques with metal, ceramics and textiles that scientists are still trying to understand. They developed advanced political and cultural systems. They built dams and raised roadways, they irrigated mountainsides and deserts. They explored the world, survived its harshest climates and indeed left their mark. We are their legacy.
So when you see a glitzy 'Egyptian' piece or primitive looking 'Greek' jewelry, remember that artist's egos haven't changed in thousands of years. You have only to look at the simple perfection of a Greek Cycladic figure, the intricacy of a 3,000 year old Chinese jade carving, the detailed beauty of a tiny, 1,500 year old gold shaman from South America or the powerful flowing lines of a horse carved into rock 17,000 years ago to know that these artists would never have produced or accepted some of the works that are attributed to them today.
We are committed to authenticity, accuracy and story telling. In that vein, we are very proud to provide our customers the highest quality products as a reminder that the legacies of the past echo in the present and suggest directions for the future.
Please join us in our journey as we seek to share people's pride and
sadness, discover their passion and humor, experience their
determination and devotion, marvel at their art and ingenuity and learn
about our similarities and differences. Venture with us through magic
and mystery as we explore "Curiosities from Around the World."