Browsing tag: Traditional



The Concept of Beauty in Urhobo Pottery

by Dr Abamwa Oghenekevwe Elizabeth

In the Western world view, artwork’s beauty depends on the use of elements and principles of design. But, for Africans, the beauty of an artwork is not considered by the form, but the purpose the artw…


The Land of Symbols: Korean Roof Tiles

Giwajips’ roofs are sumptuous visual feasts that transport the viewer to the time of their construction – it is hard when viewing them not to imagine that you are living in the Joseon Dynasty, such is…


The Last Potter in the Village: The Story of a Local Potter in Van, Eastern Turkey

Van’s Bardakçı village is no different to many other Anatolian villages, with its dusty roads and smell of fresh manure. However, its traditional mud brick houses and subsistence strategies have chang…