Craft: traveling in time and space

Bead making and the use of beadwork go back a long way and have at least 40,000 years of history. Read more >>>

The Maasai tribe lives in the savannah of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania and is known for its handmade beaded ornaments. Read more >>>

Zulu beadwork is not only beautiful, but also full of hidden meaning, usually incomprehensible to casual fans. Read more >>>

At the end of the 19th century, Japanese glassblowers began making beads and opened their own glass industry. Read more >>>

Turquoise and red coral are the main natural materials from which craftsmen make traditional Tibetan beads. Read more >>>

Mala are bead beads used by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and some Sikhs to count when chanting mantras. Read more >>>

Murano glass is created when lime, potassium, silica and sodium are mixed together and melted in a very hot furnace. Read more >>>

Initially, stained glass windows were installed in Catholic churches to convey stories from the Bible through images. Read more >>>

Thanks to unsurpassed masks, the Venetian Carnival is the most unique and exclusive among other Italian carnivals. Read more >>>

Knitting acts as a natural antidepressant and can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Read more >>>

In the Shetland Islands, knitters have been developing the tradition of fine lace knitting for over 180 years. Read more >>>

Shullos are woolen hats that cover the ears, with a pointed or rounded top, tied with five very thin needles. Read more >>>

Serape is most often made of threads of bright colors in the form of iconic stripes or geometric patterns and with fringe ends. Read more >>>

Kumihimo is a Japanese tradition of cord weaving, a special kind of needlework that originated around the 6th century. Read more >>>

Cross-stitch has had its evolution and development throughout history. Here are some interesting facts that may surprise you Read more >>>

Sashiko (translated as “small strokes”) is a terrific hand‑sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan during the Edo period. Read more >>>

Japanese nihon shishi embroidery uses intricate patterns, silk threads and symbolic motifs made on silk fabrics. Read more >>>

Kantha is an embroidery style that came from West Bengal. It is a symbol of art, skill and talent of rural women in the region. Read more >>>

Quilting consists of several techniques at once – patchwork patchwork, applique, collage and embroidery. Read more >>>

In Hawaii, there are folk traditions of making quilts, which date back to the middle of the 19th century. Read more >>>

Ralli are traditional handmade patchwork quilts made in Sindh province in Pakistan, western India and surrounding areas. Read more >>>

The most expensive quilt “Reconciliation Quilt” was bought for $ 264,000 at Sotheby’s auction in 1991. Read more >>>

The term boro (from the Japanese – literally “rags”) refers to patched and repaired cotton clothes and bedding. Read more >>>

In the production of many musical instruments – drums, pianos and winds – felt is used as a shock absorber. Read more >>>

Nuno felting is an exciting process, one of the felting techniques that has gained popularity over the years. Read more >>>

Making cashmere carpets namda is a rare and unique art of creating wonderful products using felting technology. Read more >>>

The ancient Korean art of joomchi is similar to felting, but instead of wool they use paper. Read more >>>

According to legend, the perch is the reincarnation of a beautiful young virgin. She received from the king a fur coat of pure gold. Read more >>>

For over 3,000 years, Indian folk art kalamkari continues to fascinate the world with its unique drawings. Read more >>>