Dr Esther Mahlangu: “The younger generation needs to know where they came from and who we are in order to know where they are going.” Born November 11, 1935, in a Middleburg, South Africa, Esther Mahlangu is a renowned artist who paints the colorful language of the Ndebele art for the world. In her work,
The mud architecture of Mali has, by centuries outlived the Mali Empire. Between c. 1230 and 1670, the Mali Empire, also known as Manden Kurafaba, was the largest, wealthiest and most powerful in the history of Western Africa. It extended from today’s Mali, covered Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso and crossed Niger to reach the Sahara.
One of the most fascinating but lesser known traditions of Japan is that of the Amasan – which literally translates to ‘the women of the sea’. Honed by years of experience, the Amasan are professional divers who rely on their diving speed, lung capacity, great intuition and determination to succeed. While they dive for seaweed, sea
For centuries, the mysterious region of South East Asia known as the Golden Triangle has captivated many. The early 20th century saw a surge in the infamous tabloid tales of being the world’s second largest home and traffic to opium and heroin. Fast forward to today, the Western imagination is transfixed by the six culturally distinct
Statement fashion? Perhaps. For the Herero people found in parts of Namibia, Botswana and Angola, dress code is more than just that. It is infact an integral part of their culture, a woven tapestry of remembrance. You see, 1904 marked a significant year for the Herero people, where they set out to reclaim their land