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D.C. restaurateur Jennifer Selman offers stories and recipes for two Trinidadian Christmas staples: black cake and sorrel drink.
Art & Design
Two museums in the Lebanese capital dazzle in the shadow of civil unrest.
Crafts, Cultural Transmission
An expert in both the tradition and the history, Norman Kennedy received an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his mastery of Scottish weaving, singing, and storytelling.
As a young girl, I dreamed of my father coming home and saying, “Hey kids, I brought fried chicken!”
Crafts, Cultural Transmission, Dress
Sprang has been practiced and revived across Europe, North and South America, some parts of the Middle East, and Asia.
Cultural Sustainability, Traditional Knowledge
In Armenia, folk remedies aren’t just offhand suggestions from your grandmother. When it comes to minor illnesses, trained doctors are not shy about recommending them either.
Building Arts, Community, Cultural Sustainability
During the spring and fall high in the Sman shod Valley of Tibet, men carry on a tradition of ramming loose earth into solid walls for temples, homes, and other structures—and singing as they do.
Cultural Sustainability, Foodways
It’s almost hard to believe Rind is home to a world-renowned winemaking facility. “We’re in the remotest village in Yeghegnadzor,” Zorik Gharibian says proudly.
The enormous 240-gallon clay vessel, or karas, was nestled snugly in the corner of Asli Saghatelyan’s maran (storage cellar) in Chiva, a modest village in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia.
Art & Design, Cultural Sustainability
In Kütahya, a western Turkish city known for its ceramic ware or çini, tiles and plates feature a variety of design motifs, both classical and contemporary.