Maldives

Temperature: 26 C

Population: 385453

Area: 298 km2

The Maldives (/ˈmɒldiːvz/, /ˈmɔːldiːvz/, Listeni/ˈmɔːldaɪvz/ or /ˈmældaɪvz/),[13] officially the Republic of Maldives (Maldivian: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ, Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya), is a South Asian island country, located in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of India and Sri Lanka.

Coconut crafts

Before the introduction of import and export, Maldivian people led a self-sufficient lifestyle and the coconut tree was a major part of the local...

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...

Liyelaa jehun (lacquer)

Lacquer work is locally known as liyelaa jehun or laa jehun. Maldives had trade connections with China even during ancient times, and it is...

Wood Craft

During earlier times before modernisation, local hardwoods such as the coconut tree were used to create a variety of items that range from simple...

Kasabu viyun (embroidery)

Kasabu boavalhu is the elaborate neckline of the Maldivian traditional dress dhivehi libaas. The embroidery technique used for making this neckline is called kasabu...