Casting of ancient Buddha statues

Buddha statues have great significance among Buddhists, representing the Buddha himself as well as his teachings. These statues bear ideal features that are “characteristics...

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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...

Tapestry (shwe shi hto)

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

Puppet (yoke thay)

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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Basketry and plaiting (Sabah)

A wide variety of baskets and plaited objects are produced during lulls in the agricultural cycle in Sabah where plant resources and raw materials...

Jing Tai Lan (Jing Tai blue ware or cloisonné enamel)

Jing Tai Lan is also known as filigree enamel with copper mold. It thrived in reigns of the Jingtai Emperor, Ming Dynasty, therefore it...

Bounty Hat

The Bounty hat is from Norfolk Island. The method for making the hat has been handed down through the generations on Norfolk Island since...

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Coconut crafts

Before the introduction of import and export, Maldivian people led a self-sufficient lifestyle and the coconut tree was a major part of the local...

Lacquer craft of Etikoppaka