Kani shawl of Kashmir

Myths abound about the genesis of the patterned kani pashmina weave in Kashmir. One legend ascribes the origin of the craft to the weavers...

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Kanthas of Bengal

Kanthas are vibrant patchworked quilts, recycled out of layers of used and discarded fabric, made by rural women in the eastern part of India. They...

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The art of tapestry named shwe chi hto (gold embroidery) seems to be flourished about one thousand years ago. Evidence can be found in...

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Myanmar puppet stage is fully developed with drama music, songs and dances. The writer SayaHlaTha Mein wrote in his book, Myanmar Yoke – thayTabin...
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