About Storied Roots

Born out of a passion for quality and uniqueness, Storied Roots is a true celebration of global artistry and ingenuity. We are fortunate to work with skilled artisans and craftspeople from around the globe. From hand-carved stone statues to artisan lounge chairs, each piece in our collection is high-quality and always made from sustainably sourced materials.

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About Our Materials

Not every piece has to make a statement, but it should be made from the best, ethically sourced materials. The Merchant’s Collection partners with vendors around the world to ensure that our pieces are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Read more about the materials below.

About Teak

Several hundred years ago, Dutch traders introduced teak to the current day Indonesian archipelago from its native origins in India and Myanmar. It became a staple of the region, used to construct everything from buildings to fishing boats. Teak is an extremely durable hardwood, boasting natural oils that make it mold and pest resistant, as well as resistant to warping and splitting. Due to high demand, it became over-forested and, ever since, has been highly regulated by the Indonesian government. While new teak forests are a source for some of today's furniture, a majority is reclaimed from the old structures and boats and given new life as gorgeous, durable furniture and décor.

Our partners in Central Java, Indonesia work with 100% FSC certified or reclaimed teak. The quality of the product and craftsmanship of these local artisans is evident in every detail.

About Natural Rattan

Our rattan is made from climbing palms that are light, flexible, fast-growing, and much easier to harvest than traditional wood. Commercially-used rattan is primarily found in tropical South and Southeast Asia, with the world’s largest rattan supplier being Indonesia. Because rattan relies on tree cover to grow, the growing rattan industry has helped protect forests against deforestation by providing communities with a lucrative and sustainable alternative to timber harvesting. Because of its durability and flexibility, rattan is a very exciting material to work with. In the right hands, rattan can be sculpted into a variety of shapes. The rattan pieces we carry are functional pieces of art, molded by master craftspeople in Indonesia.

About Greenstone

Greenstone is an igneous rock, meaning it is formed from the solidification of molten rock material. It is a fine-grain basalt found in the earth’s crust that takes on shades of green, grey, and black with white silica deposits throughout. Many of our greenstone products come with two finishes available, natural and antique. The natural finish means the stone is left in its raw state, allowing the beautiful details and variations in the coloring and texture to stand out. The antique finish is a stain made by our manufacturer and applied by brush. When the stone has dried, the resulting color is a dark, rich brown that gives the greenstone a completely unique, polished look.

About Riverstone

Riverstone is a sedimentary rock and is a relatively vague term for stones found in rivers and their shores. It is a member of the limestone family and has a higher hardness level than greenstone, the other natural stone we use for our statuary. This allows for a more detailed carving in most instances, especially in smaller pieces. The natural color tones of the rocks can vary from various shades of grey to red, brown, and yellow. The more the stone is chiseled and sanded, the more light grey it becomes. This can be seen in our riverstone statuary, as it is finely carved and sanded to achieve its stunning detail. We always leave Riverstone in its natural, raw state. It is never stained, only carved and sanded.

About Our Statuary

Our collection of statuary and landscape design pieces is a carefully curated selection of handmade designs from our incredible Indonesian vendor. His team locally harvests and quarries volcanic greenstone and riverstone and carves them by hand into incredibly detailed and one-of-a-kind statues and pieces of stone decor. Our standard product offerings include statues, planters, lanterns, fountains, benches, tables, and a mix of décor items.

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The Buddha features a full-body robe with 360-degree carvings. His head is depicted with curly, short hair to show he has rid himself of ignorance, his elongated ears symbolize a conscious rejection of the material world in favor of spiritual enlightenment, and his eyes are half-closed to show a state of mediation.

The Sitting Buddhas are available in four hand gestures (mudras): Chakra (Dharmachakra Mudra), Enlightenment (Bhumisparasa Mudra), Greetings (Anjali Mudra), and Meditation (Dhyana Mudra)

Shipping, Delivery, & Returns

While we are a small team, we are committed to providing best-in-class customer service and care. The time it takes for us to process and prepare orders for shipment varies by product. For smaller home goods, we process orders within 1-7 business days of receiving your order. For larger items that ship via pallets, it may take up to 14 business days to process and package your order for shipment. Once your order is ready for shipment, a tracking number will be emailed to the email address provided upon checkout. Shipping times will vary, and The Merchant’s Collection cannot guarantee a delivery date.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. The Merchant’s Collection is not responsible for delays due to customs.

The Merchant’s Collection does not accept returns or cancellations or provide refunds. Please contact us if you experience any problems with your order.