Safeguarding and Promotion of Kyrgyz Traditional Felt Carpets

For the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, master classes and an exhibition of these traditional carpets were held...

Smong: A Traditional Simeuleu Island Mitigation to Face Tsunami

The devastating 9.1-magnitude earthquake that occurred December 26, 2004 in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that rose up to 30 meters, devastating many areas in Asia and Africa (www.bmkg.go.id). It was the third-biggest earthquake ever registered on a seismograph...

Traditional Samoan faletele to be built in Japan

Traditional builders from Samoa are in Japan on a very special mission: to build a faletele, a traditional Samoan house that is circular with one or more central posts. Master Builder Lesā Laufale, who started learning his craft some 30...