Ikat Textiles from Sumba, Indonesia
Sumba is one of the eastern islands of the Republic of Indonesia...
Mingei, literally meaning 'arts of the people', refers to handcrafted objects produced for everyday use and enjoyment.
Samurai: A life of art and war
Samurai were the warriors, rulers and aristocratic elite of Japanese society...
Samurai: A life of art and war II
Horses were of prime importance for the samurai in military engagement, travel and ceremonial parades...
Kim Hoa Tram (Shen Jinhe in Chinese) was born in Vietnam and has been living in Melbourne, Australia since 1984.
Zen painting II
Delusion is the first part of this pair of paintings by Kim Hoa Tram. Awakening is the second part.
This bulbous jar seems impregnated with life force. Its fullness is echoed in the decoration.
Looking at the Shigaraki jar, we can feel the handcrafted elegance of its form, the great energy and power...
The Khamsa is a collection of five long poems by Ilyas Yusuf Nizami (c. 1141-c. 1209) from Ganja in Azerbaijan.
Persian Art II
The Persian Samanid dynasty (AD 819–1005) ruled the territory of eastern Persia beyond the Oxus River...