Now Trending: Blue and White – The Use of Indigo in Contemporary Interiors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Throughout history, indigo was, until quite recently, the only quality blue dye available in the world. Its production, however, was no easy feat and blue dyed textiles were highly valued in many cultures. Before white and blue was ever a modern interior design trend, this color combination was held in the highest regard as holding prestige, status, and of course, beauty....

Believing IS Magic – Mossi Biiga Dolls

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Young girls among the Mossi people of Burkina Faso carry dolls called biiga that they care for and treat like their own child. However, biiga are not only playmates for the Mossi girls, they are also believed to possess magical powers...

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