Gecko Gecko, San Francisco’s only studio boutique that is home to authentic Indonesian art and clothing, announces its move to the Castro District with a New Home Opening celebration on Sunday, November 19, 2006. The celebration kicks off (rain or shine) at 2:00 PM with a special traditional Hindu blessing ceremony with gamelan music by the Balinese Community of the Bay Area and continues with performances featuring the music and dances of Indonesia staged onsite. Also on the bill is a fashion show blending traditional wear with contemporary style.
As a warm gesture of goodwill to its new neighborhood, Gecko Gecko will also donate 10% of sales made on November 18th and 19th to the Banyan Tree Project, a national social marketing campaign to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI;) communities. For more information on the Banyan Tree Project, log on to www.banyantreeproject.org .
Owned and operated by Amron-Paul Yuwono and William D. Orrell, Gecko Gecko (formerly in Hayes Valley, now located at 4052 18th Street, at the corner of Hartford Street) features the finest quality work by Indonesian artists and craftsmen. They practice fair-trade by regularly traveling throughout Indonesia and Asia to personally meet with these artists and the craftsmen. The culture and spirit of Indonesia are expressed through a variety of mediums, including woodcarvings, paintings, woven tapestries, batik prints, stone carvings, and masksold and reproduced collectibles for any budget. Guests won’t feel like they are shopping in a regular store when they visit Gecko Gecko.