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Japanese Traditional Crafts, Part 1 of 2 - Kintsugi: Finding Beauty in Mending Pottery

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Japanese Traditional Crafts, Part 1 of 2 - Kintsugi: Finding Beauty in Mending Pottery

Japan has a long history of ceramics, dating back to the Jōmon period (c. 14,000 – 300 BC), when pottery became widespread in the country, including for decorative purposes. Japanese potters have used lacquer in their work since around 2,400 BC. Traditional Japanese lacquer is commonly called urushi lacquer because it’s made from the sap of the urushi tree. In Kintsugi, lacquer is used to r
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-24   97 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-24

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 2 of 2

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The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 2 of 2

The ancient architecture is well represented by the two tallest stone buildings remaining, the Mayan pyramids at Caracol and Xunantunich. There is also the fascinating but unexcavated Pilar city, which is probably the largest classic era Mayan city in Belize. The wisdom and talents of the Belizean people are reflected in their traditional and modern artworks, including paintings, sculptures
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-21   152 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-21

Traditional Musical Instrument: Kora of West Africa

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Traditional Musical Instrument: Kora of West Africa

There are countless different types of musical instruments in the world. How did musical instruments come about and what inspired their ingenious inventors? Supreme Master Ching Hai once revealed the following knowledge to us: “In ancient times, the spiritual practitioners who are connected to Heaven, at times tried to replicate the mesmerizing, wonderful music of the celestial abode by creating i
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-17   191 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-17

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

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The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

Belize is located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belmopan is the capital city, while the largest city is Belize City. In addition to the official language of English, over ten distinct languages are spoken in this highly multicultural society, including Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish. As the smallest country in Central America, Belize currently has a population of around 406,00
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-14   345 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-14

Traditional Musical Instrument: The Rubab of Afghanistan

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Traditional Musical Instrument: The Rubab of Afghanistan

How did musical instruments come about and what inspired their ingenious inventors? Supreme Master Ching Hai once revealed the following knowledge to us: “In ancient times, the spiritual practitioners who are connected to Heaven, at times tried to replicate the mesmerizing, wonderful music of the celestial abode by creating instruments. So, many of the instruments we have –like the harp, the piano
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-10   241 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-10

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 3 of 3

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Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 3 of 3

The special arts of traditional Persian miniature painting and calligraphy are deeply rooted in Afghan culture. Persian miniatures is listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The ancient art of calligraphy is deemed sacred in Afghanistan as it is considered a link between the spiritual world and the physical world. Since the 1900s, western art styles have been introduced into A
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-27   502 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-27

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 2 of 3

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Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 2 of 3

The first traces of human life in Afghanistan were found around 52,000 years ago. The earliest Afghan metal handicrafts can be traced back to the Bronze Age (3,300 to 1,200 BC). Also, over 20,600 gold items, such as coins, necklaces and other jewelry were found in burial mounds in Sheberghan, Jowzjan Province. Another significant form of art in Afghanistan is Gandharan art, a Buddhist art s
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-20   372 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-20

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 1 of 3

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Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 1 of 3

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan borders Pakistan to the east and south, China to the northeast, Iran to the west, and Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north. Because of its strategically important location connecting the Middle East, India, and the Eurasian Steppe, Afghanistan served as a central gateway on the anc
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-13   350 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-13

Suriname: A Unique Blend of Diverse Cultures

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Suriname: A Unique Blend of Diverse Cultures

Located on the northeast coast of South America, Suriname is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the North, French Guiana to the East, Guyana to the West, and Brazil to the South. Paramaribo, the capital city, is home to approximately half of the country’s population. Though the smallest country in South America, Suriname is one of the world’s most diverse countries, so diverse in fact that it doesn
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-09-08   332 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-09-08

The Taíno or “Good People” of the Caribbean

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The Taíno or “Good People” of the Caribbean

The Taíno people are the indigenous people of the Caribbean. They lived in Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola (today’s Haiti and Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the Lesser Antilles. The term Taíno is thought to mean “good people,” possibly a reflection of them being a welcoming group who built relationships with neighboring islands largely through travel over water via canoe. Talen
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-09-01   337 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-09-01
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