God made man from dust. That’s why this Muslim man loves mud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

After years of working in Paris, the artist Emsophian Benjametha (เอ็มโซเฟียน เบญจเมธา) moved back home. He’s originally from the countryside, in the southern-most part of Thailand where the large…

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Throw Out all the Men • Mother’s Market • INDIA

Friday, April 22, 2016

I’m a man. Men aren’t allowed at the market. And why? “Go away!” screeched the wrinkled, 85-year old. With “them” she means men. She means me and completely rejects my…

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The Hip-Pop SIGNBOARD CARVER • Craftsman hows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Master Lee is a wood carver. He creates Chinese signboards and modern art by mixing old traditions with modern methods.   “My name is Lee Chee Cheng. I’m…

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TIM MAN • Tinsmith Craftsman • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

In some corners of Penang, old craftsmen, artisans, still grind away at traditional trades. Mr. Khaw is one of them. He’s a tinsmith. His hands and soul are…

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MEDICAL HALL • Traditional Chinese Medicine Shop • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

It seems like every week some scientific study touts newly-discovered benefits of little-known herbs. The truth is that people have been treating their aches and pains with “herbal…

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Because of my BLOOD • Pateh Needlework • Kerman • IRAN

Friday, March 20, 2015

Opening the door to Mrs. Mitra Moinzadeh’s art room is like opening the door to a secret garden. As Faly Golshan (her daughter-in-law) explains, Mrs. Moinzadeh collects artistry done…

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Making Handwoven DHAKA Fabric

Thursday, December 25, 2014

These two beautiful women make Nepal’s traditional Dhaka fabric in a workshop behind their house. The daughter is studying to be a teacher but still weaves in her spare…

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The Gouda Cheese MARKET • A Traditional Dutch Market

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  Every summer, Gouda’s old town square goes retro. Monster hunks of cheese, wooden shoes and old-timey traders haggling over the price by slapping hands. It starts with…

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