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traditional arts


Chinatown, Oakland

* History of the Chinese Americans in San Francisco *Jack London Square *Lakeside Apartments District (Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland, California) *Oakland City Center *Old Oakland References Books * Bagwell, Beth (1994). ''Oakland, the Story of a City''. ISBN 0-9640087-1-8 (HC) or ISBN 0-9640087-0-X (PB) * Collins, Willie R. (Ed.) (1994). ''Chinese traditional arts and folklore in Oakland''. City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division's Traditional Arts Program. * Ma


Gangteng Monastery

and mask dances were held at the Gonpa. An exhibition of traditional arts and crafts was also part of the celebration for the next seven days. Gangteng, pp.27–28 The monastery and the Phobjika valley are covered under a blanket of snow during winter months of January and February when all the monks and the people of the valley shift, numbering about 4,500, temporarily to Wangdue Phodrong. ref name "Brown


Thimphu

on incidents from the life of the 9th century Nyingmapa teacher Padmasambhava and other saints. Palin, p. 264 Arts and crafts thumb upright Thangka (File:Bhutanese painted thanka of Milarepa (1052-1135), Late 19th-early 20th Century, Dhodeydrag Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan.jpg) painting of Milarepa in a monastery in Thimphu. File:Slate carving, School of Traditional Arts, Thimphu.jpg thumb

upright Slate carving, School of Traditional Arts. The arts and crafts of Bhutan that represents the exclusive "spirit and identity of the Himalayan kingdom’ is defined as the art of ''Zorig Chosum'', which means the "thirteen arts and crafts of Bhutan". The arts and crafts produced in Thimphu and other places in Bhutan include textiles, paintings, sculptures, paper making, wood carving, sword making and blacksmithing, boot making, bamboo craft, bow and arrow making and jewelry

. 104 ; Handicrafts emporiums upright thumb left Embroidery (File:Embroidery, School of Traditional Arts, Thimphu.jpg), School of Traditional Arts. There is a large government run emporium close to the National Institute of Zorig Chusum, which deals with exquisite handicrafts, traditional arts and jewelry; ''Gho'' and ''Kira'', the national dress of Bhutanese men and women, are available in this emporium. The town has many other privately owned emporiums which deal with thangkas, paintings, masks, brassware, antique jewellery, painted lama tables known as ''choektse'', drums, Tibetan violins and so forth. Zangma Handicrafts Emporium, in particular, sells handicrafts made in the Institute of Zorig Chusum. Brown, p. 114 thumb National clothes (in Thimphu) (File:National clothes (Bhutan).JPG) ; Folk Heritage Museum Folk Heritage Museum in Kawajangsa, Thimphu is built on the lines of a traditional Bhutanese farm house with more than 100-year-old vintage furniture. It is built as a three storied structure with rammed mud walls and wooden doors, windows and roof covered with slates. It reveals much about Bhutanese rural life. Brown, p. 104 ; Voluntary Artists Studio Located in an innocuous building, the Voluntary Artist Studio's objective is to encourage traditional and contemporary art forms among the youth of Thimphu who are keen to imbibe these art forms. The works of these young artists are also available on sale in the 'Art Shop Gallery' of the studio. Brown, p. 105 ; National Textile Museum (Bhutan Textile Museum) The National Textile Museum in Thimphu displays various Bhutanese textiles that are extensive and rich in traditional culture. It also exhibits colourful and rare kira (Kira (dress))s and ghos (traditional Bhutanese dress, kira for women and gho for men). Brown, p. 105 Religion thumb Prayer Wheels, Memorial Chorten (File:Prayer Wheels, Memorial Chorten, Thimphu.jpg), Thimphu. thumb right A classroom in a Thimphu school with an OLPC XO-1 (File:Class room in a Thimpu school.jpg) computer at each desk Vajrayan Buddhism is the state religion and the dominant ethnic group is Drukpa of Kagyu Buddhism, while in southern Bhutan Hindus of Nepali ethnicity are dominant. The main monastic body with membership of 1,160 monks is headed by a chief abbot (presently Je Khenpo) who spends six months in Tashechhoe Dzong in Thimphu and the other six months in Punakha. A Council of Ecclesiastical Affairs, under the chairmanship of the chief abbot, is located in Thimphu, which is responsible for the management of the National Memorial Chorten (Memorial Chorten, Thimphu) in Thimphu, and all Buddhist meditation centres, schools of Buddhist studies and also central and district monastic bodies. The day-to-day affairs of the council are under the charge of the chief abbot. Commons:Category:Thimphu WikiPedia:Thimphu


Agros, Cyprus

couple asked him to become the best man at their wedding and then christen their child. And he did so. He also decided to name the baby after his own name, Solon. Solonas in corporation with the “Association of Farmers and Friends of Agros”, the members of the Executive Council and the help of the entire village organized the museum. The building was donated by the church. Traditional Arts Occupation The rosewater In the village Agros, you can find a special kind of beautiful and fragrant roses. The locals use them to produce the famous rose water.Rose water is produced from “rodi damaskini” which is a special cultivation of roses. The wide spread of these roses was made by Nearchos Kliridis. These roses have a beautiful scent and they are the most adequate for the production of rose water. Some years later, Nearchos Kliridis has brought to the village the first still, which is a necessary tool for the production of rosewater.The traditional way of rose water production requires the use of a still which is composed of a cauldron and a barrel. The barrel must be full of water. Below we describe briefly the procedure for the rose water making:The roses are placed in the cauldron with plenty of water. For every kg of roses you must add half kg of water. In the meanwhile, the fire is turned on and the mixture in the cauldron is simmering. The steam which is created is going through a copper pipe into the barrel. In the barrel, the steam is liquefied and become rose water with incredible scent. For each kg of roses which is used in this procedure, Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros (Agros, Cyprus) in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria). class "wikitable"


Sisimiut

; is located on the eastern outskirts of the town, west of the old heliport site. Apart from the traditional curriculum, it provides specialized courses in Greenland history and culture including skin preparation and ski instruction. The school is also notable for its special unit, the ''Women's High School'' ( ) added in 1977, and focusing on traditional arts.


Tangshan

1902), one of the most famous high schools in ChinaTraditional Arts * Pingju (评剧) *Tangshan Shadow Play (Shadow play) (唐山皮影) *Laoting Drums (乐亭大鼓) Tourism thumb right Eastern Tombs in 1900 (File:Eastern Tombs Tung-ling.jpg) * Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty * Jingzhong Mountain, a religious shrine for the believers of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism * The Anti-seismic Monument, located in Anti


Luang Prabang

at the Mekong garden cafe. A free tuk-tuk departs daily from both Ock Pop Tok Shops in town at 10:00, 12:00, and 14:00. *


Monrovia

-6-517-945. Gurley and Benson Streets. Unboxed. Women’s shoes. Tel: 00-231-6-698-005. Broad Street. Touba Art Center. Traditional arts and crafts. Tel: 00-231-6-373-939. Next to Cape Hotel on Mambo Point. Picasso. Art. Tel: 00-231-7-7006-666. Randall Street. Fuchsia. Arts and crafts. 00-231-6-446-688. Randall Street, across from Stop and Shop Supermarket. Eat Dining options in Monrovia are pretty good, all things considered. Anything other than Lebanese and Liberian


Fuzhou

during the winter solstice are just some of the traditional foods enjoyed by the masses of Fuzhou. Special crafts Bodiless lacquerware ( ) are called "Three Superexcellences" of Fuzhou. *


Cameroon

breakfast is made from wheat flour various different foods such as puff-puff (doughnuts), accra banana made from bananas and flour, bean cakes and many more. Snacks are popular, especially in larger towns where they may be bought from street vendors. Mbaku (#Mbaku) 121 Hudgens and Trillo (#Hudgens) 1049. Local arts and crafts Traditional arts and crafts are practiced throughout the country for commercial, decorative, and religious

. It has a population of 83,522 (at the 2005 Census). It is a major town for the Bamoun people and is home to a museum of traditional arts and culture (Culture of Cameroon). There is also a market and a craft centre, while Foumban Royal Palace contains a museum with information on Ibrahim Njoya who invented a new religion and the Shumom alphabet. thumb left 200px A Bamun artisan in Foumban (Image:Bamun artisan.jpg) '''Kumbo''', also known as '''Kimbo


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