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A household in southwestern China might possess sixty or more different basket forms or types.
Onggi evokes an image of traditional lifestyle for many Koreans, but it is also an item that is so humble that few recognize it as something important.
Art & Design, Crafts, Cultural Sustainability
For many traditional Tibetan artists, to paint a deity is an act of worship.
To Dawa Dakpa, tradition needs innovation the way fire needs air—tradition and modernity need not be at odds.
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.
Crafts, Cultural Transmission, Dress
Sprang has been practiced and revived across Europe, North and South America, some parts of the Middle East, and Asia.
These two hand-formed coffee pots, known as dallah (دلة), were gifts from the Omani government during the 2005 Folklife Festival program on Oman.
Phi Ta Khon, or Ghost Festival, is a three-day Buddhist holiday that takes place in different parts of Thailand every year between late May and early July.
Building Arts, Crafts, Environment
To many Americans, Afghanistan is abstract: a place of hostility and violence, war-torn and ruined. Historically, the country is a vibrant place along the Silk Road, a cultural intersection of the Hellenistic world.
Crafts, Cultural Sustainability
In the past, textile production held a special place in the country of Georgia’s arts and culture.