15 May

World Cultures: Ainu Tattoos

By Thomas Jang Tattoos were once an important tradition practiced among the Ainu people, an Indigenous hunter-gathering people who live throughout the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Before the onset of displacement, genocide, and settlement by Japan beginning on the...
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8 May

World Cultures: Kassena Earth Houses

By Chiara Ryals In Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana, the Kassena people have long practiced the tradition of elaborately painting houses with geometric shapes and drawings. Houses are made entirely from local materials including dung, clay, wood, and straw. The...
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