The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays. The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay… Read More
The peasant art of Lithuania. The Lithuanian women wore long wide robes of wool or linen embellished with a relief-like floral ornament. The costume of the men consisted of a long home woven woolen coat of a dark-blue or grey color, resembling in cut and fold the jacket of the women.
Designs for Silk Embroidery from Ukraine Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
THE SOUL OF RUSSIA. ILLUSTRATIONS. Nicolas Roerich. The Ancestors of Man. Décor de Théâtre. The Arrow of the Allies. After a painting by Leon Bakst.
Peasant costumes from Arkhangelsk Oblast and Veliky Novgorod, Russia 1912. Peasant art in Russia by Charles Holme.
Tunic of black satin, petticoat of white satin with tulle veil, diamond cords, diamond ornamental border and fringe as the sole jewelry.