Kumi odori was created by Tamagusuku Chokun. Tamagusuku Chokun was born in 1684. Tamagusuku Chokun was a person has great artistic talent such as music, dance, and literary arts. His great talent was recognized by the government of Ryukyu Kingdom. Since when he was six-teen years old, He came
Pair of dishes decorated with bamboo and poem in falangcai enamels is well known example symbolizes the one of the four gentlemen – bamboo. It was produced during the reign of Yongzheng (1723 – 1735), Qing dynasty in China. The dishes were made up of well-known materials, porcelain, and decorated with the newly developed technique, falangcai enamel. At the back of dishes, a Song Script inscription in blue enamel suggests that it was produced during the period of Yongzheng. The dishes has its diameter 13.4 cm, which belongs to the four inch types, therefore, it is classified as four-cun size in the Yongzhng period.
It is worn by Quechua women of the Andes region in Bolivia and Peru. Traditionally it is fastened at the front using a decorated pin called tupu. In the Quechua-speaking community of Chinchero, men and women wear distinctive garments that identify them by gender and their community. These garments are woven in two parts—symmetrical opposites that are sewn together. Wide blue bands called pampakuna, or fields, are set apart by multi-striped panels filled with colorful geometric designs.
Gikuyu and Mumbi had 9 daughters who started familes and from these families, clans were formed. The Maasai tribe is a very well known tribe, this tribe is one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth. The Maasai jewelry is a big fashion item in the west and everyone that goes to Kenya and Tanzania bring them back as a souvenir or as a present orjust to wear for themselves. Its so popular that they are even making watch starps, belts, bags and even phone covers. The Maasai are
It traces back its origin in India during the Tipu Sultan regime in Mysore who brought artisans from Persia to train local Channapatna (popularly called as toy town) artisans in wooden toy making. It is made from the finely engraved wood (ivory, rosewood, sandalwood, teak etc.) followed by vegetable dye colouring and polishing which makes it 100% safe to use. The popularity of these toys is widespread across borders and exported widely to US, UK, Japan and various parts of Asia. It was also an important item in the shopping cart of Ms. Michelle Obama on her visit to
ABOUT THE CRAFT In 15th century under the reign of Shri Krishnadevsaraya kalamkari as an art flourished and was in its peak, the king was hugely supportive about the craft. However after the king’s death no one seemed carried forward the art publicly, but they continued to pursue it secretly for they didn’t want the customs and traditions to be faded away. The art when seeming to be exinct, was rediscovered by Kamaladevi Chatapadhyay while reading a book, where she got cues of the art still being practised in Sri kalahasti. She found only 2 people who were practising kalamkari, named Arana Kalappa and Jonalagada Laxmaiya . She and the Government convinced them and offered funds to educate people about craft.
The Africans adopted the Madras cloth from the Indians because it reminded them of their Kente Cloth. The Kente is one of the most famous cloths from Africa. It is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Such a material is used to make clothes like Dashikis, dresses. The Africans adored this cloth because it reminded them so much of home.
On the top there is the sculpture of animals such as spiders and footprints. There is also a sort of letter that curl up to this point has yet to be read. 3. Tugu Inscription Material : Andesit stone Place : Batutumbuh Village, Tugu Town, North Jakarta. Period : V Century King : Purnawarmman Script : Pallawa Language : Sanskrit Size : Length 80 cm, width137 cm Inventory Number : D 124 This inscription has a round-shaped like an egg with the inscription carved around the shape of the surface of the stone.
In about 1600 BC, the Chinese culture came up with another form of pictographic writing system, which happened to be the last system which uses pictographic calligraphy in the early cultures and civilizations. Later on, the styles of Arabic Calligraphy were further transformed, and instead of them being just a way of communication –writing verses of the Quran- they were turned into an art, this art is much more appealing to the eye of the reader. Other than that, the new styles gave Arabic an extravagant and sophisticated look that is much more engaging. This form of art also consisted of many branches. These branches include the way the letters were written, whether they were angular or circular and whether it included integrated decorations or not.