Rhody Gem: Intarawut Gallery

September 2021

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What it is:

Known for an assortment of handloom silk and indigo cotton designs, this gallery displays a wide range of handmade textiles, decorative arts, and antiques from Southeast Asia and China.

Where to find it:

One of many artsy destinations you’ll encounter in the historic Tiverton Four Corners, find Intarawut Gallery inside the old grange hall on Main Road.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

You would be hard pressed to find a more expansive collection of Asian and Buddhist artwork and fine textiles on the Farm Coast. A native of Northern Thailand, curator Hathaithip Intarawut originally opened the gallery in Massachusetts 20 years ago; now in its Tiverton home, the collection has grown to include historic furniture, paintings, sculpture, clothing, and jewelry. “A visit to the Intarawut Gallery evokes a rarified trip to the classic textile markets of Southeast Asia,” says Intarawut. “In a singular gallery, on a lovely country road in Rhode Island, it is uniquely possible to sit in an oversized Ming Dynasty horseshoe-shaped armchair next to a carved Elmwood Wine Table (both once owned by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei), while poring through a well-ordered pile of sumptuous antique textiles.”

Intarawut Gallery | 3964 Main Road, Tiverton | @intarawutgallerytiverton

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