What is Marcopoloni?

Our goal is to bring people like you, who cherish and appreciate fine artistry, closer to the artisans who create them. Everything we offer is handmade by carefully-selected artisans who pour their love and pride into each piece of work.

Much as Marco Polo brought the Western world in contact with the treasures of the Far East in the late 13th century, Marcopoloni strives to put you in touch with beautiful handmade goods from around the world!

Got the Best Birthday Surprise Gift

I had been missing this hat for over two years and always wondered where I might have lost it. Until Gianni included it in our last shipment after the hotel must have found it. . . . → Read More: Got the Best Birthday Surprise Gift

Kewpie Dolls: A Revelation

Kewpie Dolls at the Miyagawa Morning Market in Takayama

I came across these adorable Kewpie dolls at the Miyagawa Morning Market in Takayama, Japan. The dolls were not handmade, but they were wearing little handmade 浴衣(yukata, or a casual version of the kimono)! When I laid eyes upon them, they immediately brought me . . . → Read More: Kewpie Dolls: A Revelation

Reflections on what makes a good gift

In my previous post I talked about how well my friends liked the Aldo leather belt I had gifted to them. They all asked me for an additional one of a different color, exactly what I wished for me.

I suspect that we had a few things in common. Not knowing what their belt . . . → Read More: Reflections on what makes a good gift

A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him

I gifted the Aldo Italian leather belt to myself and 3 other people. Now we all asked for more. None of my gifts had ever been so popular before! . . . → Read More: A Dionigi Belt is a Great Gift for Him