Monthly Archives: June 2020

The Jew’s Harp

Origin of The Jew’s Harp: The Jew’s harp is a subtle musical instrument with an extraordinary variety of shapes, sizes and methods of playing. They are made extensively throughout the world from Polynesia, Asia, and Eastern Russia to Europe and the United States. They are known in the Middle East and Africa, though these were […]

South East Asian Mancala: Congkak / Sungka

The South East Asian games of Mancala, often called Jogklak in Indonesia, Congkak in Malaysia and Brunei, or Sungka in the Philippines are variations of the same game but with widely differing rules and number of holes. There are also variations of the same game to be found throughout India, Sri Lanka and parts of […]

Choosing the perfect Panama Hat

We went to Ecuador to find the perfect Panama Hat so you don’t have to. We scoured Cuenca and the famous Montechristi to source quality panama hats for you to enjoy. A genuine Panama hat is hand-woven and is made from toquilla straw with the process of making one being long-drawn and taking months to […]

The Art of Leather Tanning at the Marrakesh Tanneries

In Marrakesh, the traditional process for tanning leather is such a unique and interesting interesting sight, to behold men treading and rinsing skins in mysterious liquids and dyes and then stretching the hides using traditional techniques. Step 1 – Iferd During the traditional process of tanning leather in Marrakesh, the skins are soaked to soften […]