Gundri, a Traditional Nepali Mattress

Made up of hand-woven rice straw, gundri is used as a sleeping bed and sitting mat and for drying pulses and grains, especially in the countryside. People, peasants in particular, fold gundri into a vertical circle where they store rice...

Overview of 12.COM

The twelfth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (12.COM) will be held from 4 to 9 December 2017 on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. Let’s take a look at the program and events...

Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day, 23 November

Cultural heritage in Vietnam is a valuable property of the Vietnamese people and the foundation for national traditions that have formed over many generations. With more than 40,000 cultural heritage elements and sites, Vietnam has highly respected treasures to be...

A Look into Jeju: Living in Harmony with Nature

Jeju is a volcanic island filled with stones. Previous eruptions have produced volcanic bombs (large volcanic rocks) scattered around, covering the whole island. This is why it is difficult to cultivate crops in Jeju. Since the thirteenth century, the people...

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