The sari (the plural form is saree) is the traditional women's costume in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. There are some regional variations, but it is always worn loosely on the body and is usually made from brightly colored fabric.
Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) was an Indian spiritual leader who was born in 1931 and died in 1990. He rose to popularity in the 1960s and became infamously known as the sex guru because of his acceptance of and open stance towards sexuality. For a period Osho lived in Oregon and attracted large num
The Great Commandments can be found in the New Testament section of the Bible in the books of John and Matthew. Jesus Christ answers a question posed by a Pharisee inquiring about His belief on the most important commandment pertaining to the Law of Moses.
Northern Plains Indians, such as Shoshone, Arapaho, Sioux, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cheyenne and Crow, tapped natural resources to hone their crafts. They painted buffalo hides, sewed quilts and embellished clothing and other items with porcupine quills and beads made of stone, shells, animal bone and t
What people wear in Israel reflects the fact that the country is the crossroads of many cultures and religions. This impacts local fashion as much as the climate and geography do.
American music is a blend of ethnicity. Music that is referred to as "American," is actually very diversified. It is a blend of traditions, cultures and theory. None which is more prevalent in American music than the romantic, and sometimes flamboyant, Spanish influence of rhythm and styling.
Among the Native American people, the Sioux were known for their quillwork, beadwork and buffalo hide painting. They were also known to practice other native crafts, including pottery, parfleche and calumets. Some of these crafts are still practiced by native artisans today, and examples can be seen
The Chickasaw Indians lived in North Mississippi and Alabama, as well as Western Tennessee in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. During this time, the French colonized various regions in Canada and the Southern coast of North America, including New Orleans. The French sought to establish trade
'Bloody Sunday' marked the end of 700 years of British rule over Ireland. In contemplation of this victory, a new police force was organized that accompanied 'Michael Collins' to the gates of Dublin Castle. The young police organization, known as The Garda, was first led by Commissioner Michael Stai
In Japan, "American" Levi's are about as worthless as dinner forks. According to Philomena Keet in an article published by University College London, many Japanese consumers seek authentic Japanese-made jeans that are a spoof of the Levi's brand in preference to actual American Levi's.
On a hot, humid August night in 1965, what began as a routine traffic stop ignited south central Los Angeles into a battleground display of social and economic unrest. The Watts riots exploded onto the scene in the aftermath of the traffic stop and continued for six days. Allegations of police bruta
Taiwan stands as the first Chinese Democracy in existence. Culturally, a mix of many indigenous people, Taiwan offers a rich diverse culture in music, religion, food and more.
In most cases, individuals are not hurt by giving to others. For Noriko Chapman, it has created an international collaboration between a local U.S. nonprofit organization and a global leader in the automobile industry which ...
Costa Rica is rich with Spanish-influenced culture. According to Costa Rica Traveller, approximately 90 percent of Costa Ricans, or "ticos," are Catholics. Catholicism, introduced by the Spaniards, is often the focal point in many of the cultural events and colorful festivals held throughout the yea
Some of the Native Americans who lived in the deserts of the Southwest include the Anasazi, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and the Zuni. These tribes used similar tools to survive in their harsh desert climates. Because tools are used to accomplish work, identifying a culture's tools tells us much about how t
America has many people who are from different cultural backgrounds. As time passes, individual cultures become blurred and are in danger of being forgotten. It's important to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity and to share your culture with others so future generations can see the differ
During the 18th century, parents stopped dressing their children in outfits similar to those worn by adults and started giving them clothing made specifically for children.Young boys and girls generally dressed in similar clothes, but boys transitioned into more adult-looking outfits at much younger
In the present world, a lot of stress is laid on aesthetic sense. Everything that is good attracts the eye and is appreciated by the patrons. So it is not unnatural that everyone tries to ...
The lone wolf is a symbol of strength and loyalty.wolf image by NataV from Fotolia.comSelecting the right tattoo makes the difference between a life of enjoyment and regret. A tattoo with lasting meaning helps negate any bad feelings concerning a tattoo later in life. A symbol that...
Ancient Egyptian rulers constructed enormous stone pyramids to serve as their tombs.The pyramids image by Anton Aleksandrov from Fotolia.comHuman civilizations have always constructed massive public buildings as memorials and as symbols of their civilization and culture. Monuments can be...