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Whakairo (Māori wood carving) was brought over by Pacific ancestors when they migrated to New Zealand c900CE. Over the centuries, it evolved from geometric designs to distinctly curvilinear work as the culture evolved and became known as Maori. The earliest...

Geringsing

Geringsing is a ceremonial cloth from Bali Aga society in Penggringsingan, Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia. Traditionally, geringsing is made from cotton yarn and is woven on a backstrap loom. Geringsing is made with double ikat technique, which only could be...

Metalforming

In Vietnam, metal forms are hammered out from copper and iron. In the past, the maker cast a small copper block  which was thinned out and shaped by hammering. Nowadays, the makers use a flat copper plate to create...
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Usta kaam (painting on camel leather)

The Usta community were part of the great migration of artist and craftspeople to the courts of the great Mughals. Later invited to settle...

Kiim (traditional costume)

Unique pieces of old clothes are dated first millennia B.C. to the first century A.D. and belong to Saka royals. These pieces can be found in...
Al-Sadu weaver weaving on a typical floor loom.

Textiles

Textile handcrafts have been practiced in Kuwait for a long time. This category includes Al-Sadu weaving, bisht (men’s cloak) weaving (Al-Hayek), bisht tailoring (khayat),...

TshemZo (tailoring)

TshemZo (sewing) includes tshemdrup (the art of embroidery), lhemdrup (the art of appliqué) and tsho lham (the art of traditional boot making). Like all...

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