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Sabah Souvenirs
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From our Travels

A curation of 23 items from 3 unique travel destinations.

Sabahs were, in part, created with travel in mind. From the very beginning we were on the road -- by plane, by train, by automobile -- visiting cities small and large to set up temporary ‘Sabah Houses’ wherein we’d present our latest Sabah and Baba styles, meet, greet & fit our customer.

In our free time, we'd explore and connect with the local community of makers, creators, chefs and general doers. Along the way I always collected mementos to bring back with me -- accessories from shops, cookbooks from chefs/restaurants, home goods and more. My favorite way to shop is during my travels -- stumbling upon an unexpected gem without, and leaving with a treasured item and usually a great memory too.

This past year we didn’t travel at all, but we chose three travel destinations that share a connection with Sabah, and curated items we would have brought back from each of those places: New York City, Texas and Japan.

We hope you enjoy! And please note - there are very limited quantities available of each item.

New York

Arguably the greatest city in the world and home to our first-ever Sabah House East Village.

New York City is our backyard -- a city that keeps us on our toes and constantly inspired with it's ever-evolving, fast paced creative scene. Walking the streets of New York, you never know what to expect: who you'll meet, what you'll learn, and where it'll take you! Among other items, we've included a cookbook by Estela, a restaurant down the street from Sabah Studio where Ignacio Mattos serves up some of the best plates in the city, home goods by Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen, who I met years ago and have always admired, and a bucket hat by Savant Studios -- designed by Michael Graham, a new friend who is quickly becoming one of our favorite collaborators.

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Dusen dusen dash pillow home goods colorful throw pillow the sabah market 6 copyDusen dusen dash pillow home goods colorful throw pillow the sabah market 6 copy
Dusen Dusen Dash Pillow
Estela cookbook ignacio mattos the sabah dealer sabah market new york city recipes stampEstela cookbook ignacio mattos the sabah dealer sabah market new york city recipes stamp
Estela Cookbook by Ignacio Mattos
Black is beautiful savant bucket hat made in brooklyn new york accessories the sabah market 5 copyBlack is beautiful savant bucket hat made in brooklyn new york accessories the sabah market 5 copy
Black Is Beautiful Bucket Hat By Savant
Dusen dusen dot pillow home goods colorful throw pillow the sabah market 1 copyDusen dusen dot pillow home goods colorful throw pillow the sabah market 1 copy
Dusen Dusen Dot Pillow
Gem tumbler set lateral objects the sabah market 2 copyGem tumbler set lateral objects the sabah market 2 copy
Gem Tumbler Set by Lateral Objects
Hara candle by andrej urem the sabah market 3 copyHara candle by andrej urem the sabah market 3 copy
Hara Candle by Andrej Urem
Isabel halley four piece clay porcelain wine set glasses the sabah market 1 copyIsabel halley four piece clay porcelain wine set glasses the sabah market 1 copy
Wine Cups by Isabel Halley Ceramics
Pure breu incense incausa the sabah market 4 copyPure breu incense incausa the sabah market 4 copy
Pure Breu Incense by Incausa
Wild ixcaco cotton behind the hill the sabah market throw blanket 3 copyWild ixcaco cotton behind the hill the sabah market throw blanket 3 copy
Wild Ixcaco cotton by Behind The Hill
Milk candle by andrej urem the sabah market 3 copyMilk candle by andrej urem the sabah market 3 copy
Milk Candle by Andrej Urem

Texas

A vast and ever-changing land of creatives, makers and entrepreneurs!

Texas is my home state although I haven't lived there for 16 years now. When I travel back, whether to visit family or check in on Sabah House Dallas, I'm also amazed by the growing community of artists, makers and creatives full of that Texan can-do spirit and a whole lot of charm. Texas is changing fast and we're excited to present some of our favorite items from our times there; like the iconic robes from the El Cosmico Hotel, soaps by Wonder Valley - who just setup shop in West Texas, and one-of-a-kind ceramics by Houston-based artist, Gabo Martini. Yeehaw!

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Baby blue petals by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stampBaby blue petals by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stamp
Baby Blue Petals By Gabo Martini
Ojos azules by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stampOjos azules by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stamp
Ojos Azules By Gabo Martini
Cooking in marfa cook book texas food the sabah dealer market stampCooking in marfa cook book texas food the sabah dealer market stamp
Cooking in Marfa Book
Two desert soap by wonder valley the sabah dealer market stampTwo desert soap by wonder valley the sabah dealer market stamp
Two Desert Soap by Wonder Valley
Stetson open road 6x cowboy hat the sabah dealer market stampStetson open road 6x cowboy hat the sabah dealer market stamp
The Stetson Open Road 6X Cowboy Hat
Spiral petals by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stampSpiral petals by gabo martini ceramic vase the sabah dealer market stamp
Spiral Petals By Gabo Martini
Sabah dealer market goods high sun low moon incense01stampSabah dealer market goods high sun low moon incense01stamp
High Sun, Low Moon Incense Blend Set
Marfa robe by el cosmico hotel stampMarfa robe by el cosmico hotel stamp
Marfa Robe by El Cosmico Hotel

Japan

Where the first pair of Beirut Black Sabahs still resides.

Japan is top of my list when travel is more accessible. I haven’t been for years, but I hold fond memories of my time in Tokyo, indulging in the incredible gastronomy scene, walking the myriad neighborhoods to discover store after store that blew my mind with their take on merchandising, and being so humbled and inspired by their hospitality and service. The appreciation and respect for what I would call ceremony, but also craft, really marked me when I visited Japan. I can't wait to get back. We've curated plant-based candles from Takazawa, indigo kimonos and a book called Wabi-Sabi which has greatly influenced our approach at Sabah. We have a few more goods in transit too, but we couldn't wait any longer to get going!

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Japanese kendo jackets old industrial japan the sabah market 3 copyJapanese kendo jackets old industrial japan the sabah market 3 copy
Japanese Kendo Jackets by Old Industrial Japan
Wabi sabi for artists designers poets philosophers book the sabah arket 3 copyWabi sabi for artists designers poets philosophers book the sabah arket 3 copy
WABI-SABI: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Nanao set takazawa candle the sabah market 5 copyNanao set takazawa candle the sabah market 5 copy
Nanao Set by Takazawa Candle
Iron cast nanao candle holder by takazawa the sabah dealer market stampIron cast nanao candle holder by takazawa the sabah dealer market stamp
Iron cast Nanao Candle Holder by Takazawa
Hard edge tortoise lighter tsubota pearl the sabah dealer market 6 copy 1Hard edge tortoise lighter tsubota pearl the sabah dealer market 6 copy 1
Hard Edge Tortoise Lighter by Tsubota Pearl

And that's all for now folks! Thanks for following along. We hope you enjoyed!

Sincerely,
The Sabah Dealer

Take Me To The Sabah Market.

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