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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...

Bizenyaki

Bizen is one of Japan's six most famous kilns with a history going back some one thousand years to the Heian period (794-1185) when...

Silverware (Malay)

Silver does not occur naturally in the Malay Peninsula and thus silversmithing started relatively late as an offshoot of an established gold working tradition....

Sukek (bone carving)

Kazakh bone carvers (suyekshi) use traditional technique of bone processing and carving. Samples of bone carving found in Central Kazakhstan are attributed to the...

Ceramics

Ceramics, one of New Zealand’s most enduring and significant crafts, is characterised today by a freedom of expression and technique. Non-functional forms predominate and...

Tilla juttis (the traditional footwear of Punjab)

Climate, ethnicity, gender, age, status and other factors have influenced the diverse footwear traditions across India. Shoe-making is an oral and hereditary tradition. It...
Silverware at Ban Wua Lai, Chiang Mai

Silverware at Ban Wua Lai, Chiang Mai

Ban Wua Lai, Chiang Mai province, has long been a production base of silverware. The ancestors of the community were silversmiths who migrated from...

Whipmaking and leather plaiting

Until a century ago, many Australians worked on horseback, often in the cattle and horse-drawn transport industries. Those activities generated their own specialised leather...

Kar-i-qalamdani (the painted papier-mâché of Kashmir)

It is believed that the craft of Kar-i-qalamdani—the skill of pen craftsmanship—was introduced in Kashmir in the fifteenth century when the then King Ghiyas-ud-Din...
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Basketry and plaiting (Aboriginal)

Basketry and plaiting are still practised by many of the 18 indigenous Orang Asli groups of Peninsular Malaysia, especially among subsistence farming communities. Items...

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Thundu Kunaa (mat making)

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Thundu Kunaa (mat making)

Thundu kunaa is a hand woven mat. In the local language, the art of weaving this mat is called thundu kunaa viyun. The craft...

Jade Carving

Jade carving is a kind of artwork that uses jade as raw material to create carvings. Jade carving processes include the choice of materials,...

Kākahu (Māori cloaks)

Despite having a limited range of raw materials and natural dyes, Maori weavers created a remarkable assortment of kākahu (cloaks) that ranged from prestigious...

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