Paul Klee | Tower in Orange and Green | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Tower in Orange and Green" 1922 Paul Klee. Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard; 10⅞ x 5⅜ in. (27.6 x 13.7 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In trás-os-montes e alto douro, the shepherds wore once thatched covers (croças) to protect themselves from the rain. today, the use of black clothing in mourning remains common, particularly in the villages of the interior of the country. The typical dress of the wood continues
Japanese Vintage Folk Craft Mino Made of Rice Straw (item #1327655, detailed views)
Mino (straw raincoat) hand-woven of rice straw or other weed. It is for more ornamental use than pratical use such as on the occasion of wedding or ceremony. It is from Yamagat Pref. in Tohoku district. In excellent condition except for one hole. Te second half of the 20th century. 103cm x 78cm
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Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952
Juxtapoz Magazine - Japan's Ritual Ghosts, Monsters, Ogres and Goblins
In 2013, just after finishing his European tour of winter masquerades (Wilder Mann), Charles Fréger began a photography project exploring Japan’s mask...
PFINGSTHL: The tradition of “Pfingsthltäg”, or Greenman’s Day, is still going strong in small enclaves in the hinterlands of rural Germany. After the Pfingshtl parades through the village, children leave sheets of hoof lettuce before the tuere, on which they find “Pfingstbrezel” (Greenman’s Pretzel) in the morning. These strange creatures originated in pagan times and gradually became adopted by the church as part of the celebrations for pentecost, symbolizing spring’s defeat of winter.
Skekler costume on loan
One of the most amazing items in our new exhibition Halloween: Glitter and Gravedust is a skekler costume. Come to the Museum when we re-open on March 25th to see it in the flesh! What is a skekler? “Skekling is an old Shetland folk tradition. A Skekler is the name for a type of disguised person dressed in a distinctive straw costume; it is a variant of the term ‘guiser’. Skeklers would go round the houses at Halloween, New Year, and turn up at weddings in small groups performing fiddle…
AFRICAN TRIBAL ART GALLERY - Tribal Gathering London - Bryan Reeves
Africa | Chief's hat from the Ekonda people of northwestern DR Congo | Vegetal fiber, natural pigments and brass disc | ca. early 1900s | Price on Request
It’s been nasty out lately – snow, snow showers, slushy snow, freezing rain.. Well, you know!! And even if this is my 3rd Winter in NYC, my wardrobe is still not prepared for this weat…
Mexican Woven Palm Rain Capes – Sustainable, Handcrafted, Millenary Rain Wear – Edit
Although off topic, I would like to share with readers a very interesting yet overlooked, ancient Mexican craft which has become very rare. That a woven garment design can date back well into prehi…