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Japanese patchwork

Patchwork as a form of art, or even art, has been known since time immemorial: rather, since, as in England suffered a shortage of fabrics during the war times. But there is another side to this coin: patchwork or quilting are actively used by the first settlers to America. And, interestingly, in this case, the assignment was applied: blankets and warm clothing is what was made from colored cloth. But still, history tells us that the first mention of the patchwork were noted in Asia, even before the birth of Christ.

Japanese patchwork

Looking ahead, we say that Japanese magazines – patchwork because now one of the most popular types of needlework in the country offer not only pictures, charts, but also stories about the traditions, the culture of sewing in the country, the history of the birth of this kind of needlework.

Not strange that the notion of “Japanese patchwork” that excites the imagination. It is known that in pure form – as a patchwork – needlework in Japan were not applied, but here the stitches are almost all very often. It can be noted, however, that some monks who lived on the territory of Japan, wore jackets warm quilted and the squares from which they were made, symbolized rice fields. The meaning of such sewing was what Continue reading

Interesting family traditions from different countries

Tradition – this is an important part of life of every family, they bind parents and children together. Every family has its own traditions that fill everyday life in a special sense, a pleasant and joyful emotions and memories. Sometimes we intentionally create traditions and rituals, drawing on religious and cultural traditions of our country, but also influenced by the popular traditions of other countries. Basically, family traditions from different countries very close by meaning and ideas, but different in implementation.

Here are some interesting family traditions from different countries:

In every family there comes a time when the child gets older and needs to say goodbye to childish habits. To say “goodbye” nipple for baby sometimes a difficult task. Parents around the world have little secrets, how to help children refuse pacifiers.

A very curious tradition exists in Denmark. In children’s parks have special trees on which the child can hang their pacifier and, thus, to say good-bye. Imagine how amusing and unusual, look the trees are decorated with colorful garlands of the nipple.

I think it’s a great idea you can implement without any hassle. Select baby magic tree, which will show off your nipple as a symbol of the first step into the adult Continue reading

Traditions of Korean cuisine.

The culture of any people is revealed in his kitchen. After all, food is, perhaps, the first thing that appears in any society, is transformed over time, acquiring features characteristic of each stage of the development of the nation.

Korean cuisine is no exception. Probably the best-known Korean dish can be called kimchi – Korean pickled cabbage. Without him is unthinkable, no Korean meal. It fully reflects the theme of Korean food: “acute and tasty”. The oldest mention of this dish belong to the I Millennium BC since then, kimchi has not come out of the Korean diet.

Today in Korea holds an annual kimchi festival, which features over 170 varieties of this product differ in the amount of ingredients and the manufacturing region. There are several museums dedicated to him. The collective culture of Korea at the cooking kimchi is on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

In addition to kimchi, Korean cuisine is replete with various dishes of vegetables, meat, fish and, of course, rice. Due to the large amount of pepper it may seem that Korean cuisine exclusively red, but this is not so. Following the principles of Taoism and Confucianism, Korean dishes combine the five basic colors – red, white, black, green, yellow. It is their harmonious combination and makes Korean dishes Continue reading

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