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Easter preparations in Lüdge

Easter preparations in Lüdge

Easter preparations in Lüdge: For the Osterrad straw stuffed into double wooden wheels. When Osterrad often means with straw or twigs stuffed oak wheels. These wheels can weigh up to 300 kg and in addition hold 120 kg of straw. Depending on the length and […]

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs

A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. Pysanky are typically made to be given to family members and respected […]

Basket hat

Basket hat

Basket hat with felted components and wool pom poms Spain

Bulgarian bride

Bulgarian bride

Bulgarian bride – she “endeavors to make her headdress as gorgeously ponderous as her head will allow.”    

DAM’s Jeffrey Gibson exhibit takes a powerful swing at Native American invisibility

DAM’s Jeffrey Gibson exhibit takes a powerful swing at Native American invisibility

Jeffrey Gibson wants to make connections: Between Native American tradition and contemporary art, between anger and release, oppression and expression, masculine and feminine, between the tipi architecture of his ancestors and the easy-breezy music of George Michael, Stevie Wonder and Public Enemy. Twentieth Century pop […]

Māori Mussel Memory

Māori Mussel Memory

A shellfish restoration project in New Zealand weaves together traditional Māori knowledge and marine ecology to foster mussel growth. – by Asher Mullard Sitting on the seaweed-covered beach of Okahu Bay in New Zealand, a 15-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling port, Richelle Kahui-McConnell stops midsentence and […]