Posts Tagged ‘ tradition ’

thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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bojagi bash!

June 20, 2011

i got really obsessed with bojagi recently and was thrilled to read that the museum of craft and folk art was having an entire show of contemporary bojagi!  just to recap, bojagi is a traditional wrapping cloth from korea, originally made from scraps of old fabric pieced together to create a sort of quilt-like...
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we ♥ japan

March 16, 2011

all of this insanely scary footage and coverage of the japanese earthquake & tsunami has us all on edge and praying for the people of japan! i couldn’t help but think of the amazingly rich history of the country and all of the inspiration i have gotten from their culture, people, traditions, art, music,...
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java jammin

October 22, 2010

claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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the ultimate nyc KIOSK

June 20, 2010

why don’t we have kiosks in america? the best part about convenient shopping in europe is the kiosk–a small stand on every corner or even in the middle of nowhere with a broad range of small items for sale. stamps, cigarettes, sunglasses, candy bars, condoms, whatever! when i was in new york, nick pointed...
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geez, gijs!

May 30, 2010

digging gijs frieling‘s paintings and interior murals!!! totally want the book, vernacular painting, with incredi-lettering by job wouters.
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friendship bracelets

May 4, 2010

thought id share my bracelets with you all today. caitlin brought me the marigold and orange thread-wrapped bangles from her travels in india! and dorothy brought me the maasai beaded bracelets from her travels in tanzania! i’m also working on some necklaces and bracelets out of some vintage embroidery yarn that i found the...
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buns in the oven

April 3, 2010

yesterday was good friday and trina brought some deliciously traditional HOT CROSS BUNS in to work for us to share to ensure good friendship and good luck. legend has it, if you break the bun together and say, “half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be,” that you’ll be...
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