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Men are responsible for crafting wood in Laos. They carve wood into utilitarian as well as religious items. Weaving equipment, including shuttles and looms, and Buddha images, for example are produced from this material using handtools such as different...
The small village of Etikoppaka in Andhra Pradesh has been known for its coloured lac coated turned wood objects for over two centuries. In the past, craftspersons made objects for domestic and ritual use, fulfilling orders from distant temple...
Al-Sadu weaving is a women’s handicraft practiced mostly by the Bedouin (nomad) women of the State of Kuwait. The name of this craft originates from the Arabic word “Sada”, which means to extend. As a term “Al-Sadu” refers to:...
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- Mother of Pearl
- Musical Instruments
- Wood Carving
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Ancient Chamorros donned various styles of necklaces called ålas and salape that were made of seashells and tortoiseshell. As is common throughout much of...
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...
Gilding and glass inlay
Gilding and glass inlay is an ancient royal craft with a long history. An Ayutthaya chronicle recorded King Sanphet IX’s order to carry out...
Chun-zi-hua (silk flower)
The chan-hua (silk flower) crafts combine techniques of paper-cutting, weaving and embroidery. In Taiwan, the Hakka call this craft chan-hua, while the Taiwanese call...