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Ancient Maya Arts Still Thrive in Chiapas

“The only resource we have had, and the most valuable, has been ourselves and the ideas of the collective, our rural-indigenous folk-wisdom,” say members of Taller Leñateros, an independent indigenous shop in Mexico.

3 Holidays in 2 Months, Omani Dress and Traditions on Full Display

The autumn of 2012 in the Sultanate of Oman was a full display of celebration, custom, and color with coinciding important festivals.

Carving my Dreams into a Gourd: Mother Earth & Climate Change

Irma Luz Poma Canchumani (Quechua) is a traditional gourd-carver whose work is featured in the exhibition Conversations with the Earth : Indigenous Voices on Climate Change at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC) from July 22, 2011 through January 2, 2012. Mrs. Canchumani also participates in the exhibition as a video producer.…