Many who visit our gallery end up discovering items they’ve never seen anywhere else. This is because Brian Gibson, owner of Jalan Jalan Imports, personally selects each and every item in the store. The result is a collection of items unlike any other. Since everything Jalan Jalan Imports sells is made by hand, no two items are exactly alike. If you are interested in the items you see on this site, you will surely enjoy visiting our Topanga location where you can find our current inventory up close and personal.
At Jalan Jalan Imports you will discover exquisite carvings from Bali, shiva lingam stones from India, large museum quality gem stones such as amethyst from Brazil, rare antique fully embroidered suzani from Uzbekistan, hand crafted furniture, collectibles from all over the world, and a beautiful selection of hand made jewelry from the Gutesha Collection.
Jalan Jalan Imports is more than a shopping experience. People who walk the grounds, take in the natural waterfall and connect with the property and its treasures experience a sense of peace that carries them throughout the day.
Much of what Jalan Jalan Imports sells is intended for “outdoor beautification”, with the idea that your outdoor living space should be as beautiful as the interior of your home. Jalan Jalan Imports looks for items that are either weatherproof or are intended to age gracefully outdoors, such as hand carved teak root benches, petrified wood furniture and iron wood tables. We are also working to identify the finest quality building materials for people who want to add a special accent to new construction.
The property where Jalan Jalan Imports is located is spectacular, complete with the historic Owl Falls, a 3-story spring fed waterfall that runs all year long. This location served as a primary drinking sourse and important gathering place for the area’s indigenous population for thousands of years.
Those who visit the property often remark that they feel as though they have been transported to some exotic land filled with sights and sounds that awake the senses and make them feel at peace.
Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our location at 310-455-BALI (2254)
Visit Jalan Jalan Imports to experience the finest art and unique finds that are hand selected from Bali and around the world – you will find exquisite pieces that are truly one of a kind.
Jalan Jalan Imports was born from a trip to Indonesia in search of a petrified wood table. The wood (now stone) is legally harvested from areas in which volcanic ash covered the ground 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 years ago. The ash covered the trees (many species of which are now extinct), and under ideal conditions the wood petrified. This is a process where, over millions of years, water moves through wood and the minerals in the water replace particles of wood on a microscopic level. Once the minerals replace all the wood the wood turns to stone.
Nowhere in the world will you find more diverse colors or textures of petrified wood than in Indonesia. If you love rocks and natural art, you won’t believe your eyes. Most of the pieces we sell are either completely or partially polished and fall into two categories: functionally beautiful and artistically beautiful.
We define “functionally beautiful” as any piece that can be utilized as a table, stool, bench, bird bath or anything functional. These are items that need to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
Our “artistically beautiful” pieces are chosen based on their shape, color, texture and balance. They range in size from small pieces that can fit on your desk, to gigantic (our largest piece is 1700 pounds). Most weigh between 75 to 400 pounds. They are nature’s sculptures and are absolutely stunning.[Not a valid template]
One of the most interesting and popular items we carry at Jalan Jalan Imports are Shiva Lingam Stones. These stones have been naturally tumbled by the waters of the Narmada River in India and are retrieved during the dry season by families who are allowed to gather them. They are a symbol of the Hindu Lord Shiva and represent the union of divine creative masculine and feminine energy. They hold a very special energy and make a beautiful and interesting gift.[Not a valid template]