Folk musical instruments

One of the most widespread crafts in Kazakhstan is musical instrument making. Kazakhs produce a great diversity of folk musical instruments. There are more...

Takayama chasen (tea whisks)

The making of tea whisks began in the middle of the Muromachi period (1333-1568), when the younger son of the lord of Takayama was...

Sanjhi (hand-cut stencils for patterning)

Talismanic symbols and patterns invoking protection and wish-fulfillment are created on floors, courtyards and entrances with rice paste and dry colored powders across India....

Ceramics

Mask making

Mask making is regulated and protected by numerous traditional taboos and levels of secrecy. The latter restrictions are still part of normal life in...

Woodwork

Including: traditional chests, architectural crafts (ceilings, doors, windows, and balconies), engraving and decorating on wood. Traditional Arabic wooden chests of various sizes, ranging from very...

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...

Kilim weaving

Chaesangjang (bamboo cases with coloured designs)

Chaesangjang refers to the art of dyeing slices of bamboo skin with different colors and making boxes by braiding them together. Chaesang was a...

Metal

A wide range of smithing occurs in Laos to produce tools, jewellery and religious items. Blacksmiths (Lao: saang tii lek) may come from a...

Silver engraving

Silver engraving is not as developed as other handicrafts, but there are still many excellent artisans and beautiful works. Many wealthy families formerly used...
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At jabuu (horse harness)

At jabuu (horse harness) represents a remarkable achievement of nomadic Kyrgyz culture. Its combination of function and aesthetics has been a long-standing source of...
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Bronze-casting

Traditional bronze-casting of Vietnam has been around for thousands of years. There are bronze drums over 2,000 years old. During its historical development, bronze...

Māori weaving

The three main techniques used by Māori weavers are raranga, taaniko and whatu. Using these techniques to weave flora and fauna native to the...

Moarajh (mosaic)

Mosaic involves cutting pieces of colourful wood such as ebony, maple, berry, sycamore ash, teak, shemshad, jujube, betel nut, walnut or pear into shapes...

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