Welcome to Tika: Your Gateway to Global Treasures

Nestled in the picturesque Arcata on the breathtaking Redwood Coast of Northern California, we take immense pride in our 30-year journey of serving customers both near and far. Originally captivating audiences through trade shows and mail-order, we've now embarked on an exciting digital adventure to bring our world of wonders right to your fingertips.

Meet the Curators of Curiosities: Ellen Markham and Bill Boss. Bound by an insatiable wanderlust, Ellen and Bill have traversed the globe, immersing themselves in diverse cultures, particularly across Asia. Their unyielding passion for discovering captivating beads, intricate jewelry, vibrant textiles, and mesmerizing ethnographic adornments has been the driving force behind Tika Imports.

Beyond being connoisseurs of the unique and the exquisite, Ellen, Bill, and the entire Tika Imports team are also creators. Collaborating with talented artisans scattered across the continents, they craft innovative beads and jewelry that blend age-old traditions with contemporary aesthetics. This fusion of global artistry culminates in truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

We extend an invitation to you, an explorer of beauty and culture, to embark on a virtual journey through our online sanctuary. Uncover the heart and soul of Tika Imports as we meticulously curate and present our collection in all its splendor.

So, without further ado, we encourage you to immerse yourself in the colors, textures, and stories that make up the tapestry of Tika Imports. Join us on this adventure of cultural fusion and creative expression.
With heartfelt anticipation,

Ellen, Bill, and the Tika Team