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Madhubani Paintings- An ancient wall painting art from India

India prides on an art form that turns bare mud patches into works of art. “Madhubani paintings”, is a collective term given to different styles of paintings emerging from the Madhubani region of modern-day Bihar state in India. They are characterized by complex geometrical patterns made on mud patches and plain walls. These paintings generally display special occasions, rituals, legends and festivals, etc.

Polynesian Dance: Hula of the Hawaiian Island

Whenever we think of the gorgeous beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, exotic dances, and extraordinary folk music, the images of the Hawaiian Islands immediately pop up in our heads. The Hawaiian Islands, because of their rich cultural heritage and breathtaking sceneries, has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for people from all age groups. Some…

Okrika: The Thriving Pre-Used Fashion Apparel Market of Nigeria

Miuccia Prada once said, “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” The quote quite precisely answers why people from across the globe, despite their religion, social status, skin color, or geographic location, feel the constant need to buy fashionable…

Binding love with diversity: a glimpse of Indian marriages

Marriages are made in heaven- that’s what we usually hear. In India, this thought has found expression in the form of wedding rituals. India, as a nation, is filled with diverse cultures and traditions. The uniqueness of each one of these cultures and their matrimonial rites emphasize nothing else but one thought, how new doors…

Oleku: An Inseparable Part of the Nigerian Fashion Trend

Imagination is an idea that has taken the shape of a reality countless times since the beginning of civilization. In fashion, designers use their vision to conceptualize and create either something brand new or to give the existing trends a different yet exciting dimension. It takes more than just a sense of style to accurately…

Kalaripayattu- One of the most ancient martial art forms of India

Originating at around 3rd century BC in the Indian state of Kerala, Kalaripayattu is one of the most ancient martial art forms. It is also regarded as the “Mother of all martial arts” in the Indian sub-continent. Kalaripayattu or Kalari, has influenced several dance and theatre forms of the state of Kerala, alongside the modern…

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