The Peaceable Kingdom
About The Peaceable Kingdom
In September of 1980, Joan and Phil Ritchie first opened the doors of The Peaceable Kingdom. They had fallen in love with kilims and tribal weavings from Turkey and needed a reason to return and collect more and more. They found many reasons, as the communities of Providence and beyond seemed to share their appreciation for folk arts from Central Asia and other parts of the globe. The collections grew, and over the years brought the Ritchie family to more than 35 countries on 5 different continents to buy from artisans, cooperatives and fair trade organizations.
The Ritchie family has continued collecting, traveling and sharing folk art from around the world. The Peaceable Kingdom is a place where stories come alive – where art created within cultural traditions transports the viewer to exotic lands.