Lacquer craft of Etikoppaka

The small village of Etikoppaka in Andhra Pradesh has been known for its coloured lac coated turned wood objects for over two centuries. In...

Guitar making

Guitar making is a form of lutherie (from the French luth, or lute) – the craft of building stringed musical instruments that also encompasses...

Metalforming

Horn carving

Kalpak and elechek

Kyrgyz have always treated headwear with special respect. Disrespecting someone’s headwear was equated to humiliation of its owner. Number of rules regarding headwear exist...

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Carpet Weaving

Lacquer

Terracotta

Earthenware

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Hirfat al saboun حرفة الصابون (soap making)

Olive cultivation was spread in Lebanese towns and villages, and olive oil soap industry prospered in cities and some villages. However, its production was...

Al-mūḍīf (reed house)

The ancient land of Mesopotamia hosts two great rivers—the Euphrates and Tigris—that flow from the Turkish mountains in the north, through Mesopotamia, and then,...

Alsarooj (cement)

Glass

Turquoise inlay

Turquoise inlay

Songket (Malay)

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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...

Puppet (yoke thay)

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Paper (hmaing-kaing)

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