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Batik, or wax-resist fabric dyeing, is one of the world’s oldest art forms. The technique has been used in the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia and India for over 2000 years. To create batik fabrics, melted wax (usually a combination of beeswax and paraffin) is applied to fabric in a specific design or pattern.

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History of Baskets

Evidence tells us that humans have been making and using baskets for as long as we can trace, making basket weaving one of the oldest art forms known. These ancient baskets were used for a variety of reasons, based primarily on the geographical needs of the weavers; those who lived near water created baskets to

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History of Drums

Djembe Drums: A brief History The djembe is a skin-covered hand drum that is a traditional instrument of the people of West Africa.  Typically made from goat skin stretched taut around a hand carved wooden drum, the djembe is capable of producing a wide array of sounds.  From the high percussive slaps along the rim,

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History of Shea Butter

The shea nut tree is native to West Africa and is populous in northern Ghana. Its presence has helped conserve the fragile ecosystems in Africa’s semi-arid regions and has also become vital to the economy of some of the poorest areas of West Africa. The shea nut tree is an integral part of the lives

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