Selasa, 18 Januari 2011

Beach Skirt Shawl Hawaii Wrap Sarong Dolphin Fish Scarf

This item is a beautiful beach wrap. You can wrap it into a dress, skirt, swimsuit cover-up,use as a shawl, curtain, table-cloth, wall tapestry, scarf,etc.This wrap is made of Polyester, which is designed and made very well. The sarong's surface is very smooth and soft. This scarf is one of your good accessories for warmness and decoration. You can wear it according to your favorites. And this sarong is also a very great present for your friend or dear family! Like it, Bid on it! Please click on the pictures to see its details more clearly! You will find this sarong more exquisite! Happy Bidding!

Material: Polyester

Condition: Brand New and in good condition.

Size: approx. 56 inch in length X 37 inch in width.

Pattern: dolphin, fish

Main Color: orange, hot pink


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Kota Gede

Before 1952 this area was part of Kasunanan Surakarta (an enclave)Originally, Kotagede is the name of a city which is the capital of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom. Furthermore, the kingdom was split into Kesunanan Sultanate of Surakarta and Yogyakarta. Sub Region Kotagede part is part of the former City of Kotagede coupled with the surrounding area. While other parts of the former City of Kotagede located in the subdistrict of Banguntapan, Bantul regency. Such conditions are sometimes difficult to build Kotagede in the context of the former City of society have a sociological and anthropological unity. Until now the former City of Kotagede in everyday social activities are still very solid in that unity. Difficulties arise when the construction by the government was carried out by government stakeholders at the city of Yogyakarta and Bantul regency. Yogyakarta City Government is only able to touch the territory of the former City of Kotagede who entered the territory of Yogyakarta. Likewise, Bantul regency government can only enter meneyentuh areas of Bantul Regency.

Solidity community to realize a unity of territory as an integral first Kotagede city boundaries still exists. Territory of the former City of Kotagede should be handled by two different government units. In the context of regional autonomy today, when the authority of district and city level are relatively large, more and felt how much they have to deal with 2 (two) different policy for a whole region. One example of problems that can immediately be seen or felt by the public is when it comes to the handling of heritage areas. Governments of Yogyakarta and Bantul regency have different priorities. So people should Koatagede or more frequently interact with the Government of Yogyakarta Special Province.

As the old city of the former royal capital, a city of heritage Kotagede City (Heritage) is very potential for the prosperity of society. But government zoning barriers will continue to be a problem that had never discussed the level of political will, unless the community wants.

This area is known for its silver handicrafts which is located along Jalan Packaging until T-junction ex-Cinema Palace. Also in Kotagede also contained Graveyard of Mataram Kings, among others, the tomb of former Panembahan Senopati (founder of Mataram). But then the tomb of the Kings of Mataram then moved to the area Hanyokrokusumo Imogiri by Sultan Agung (the King of Mataram attacks Batavia).

Traditional atmosphere still deeply felt in this city, for example look at the Great Mosque Complex Kotagede that feels still like the environment of the Palace, where berelief complete with stone fence around the mosque, spacious courtyard where there are several kecik sapodilla tree, and a large Bedug of an age very old, as old as the Great Mosque Kotagede own.

When out of the complex of the Tomb of the Kings we will be greeted by a fanfare Kotagede Market which is always crowded every day. But you will find an atmosphere of others if you come to the market in times Kotagede Java calendar shows the market / day Legi. Kotagede market will grow crowded and congested by both seller and buyer, even the market area can be increased up to the front of Post Office / TK ABA. Therefore, by a majority of the population Kotagede, this market is better known as Pasar Legi.

Sutra Wajo Craft

Wajo is one of regencies in South Sulawesi is known as Bugis silk-producing areas of considerable potential. In this region there are about 4982 people crafters gedokan with total production of about 99,640 gloves per year and crafters Not Weaving Machine Tools (ATBM) totals 227 people with production of about 1.589 million meters of silk per year. Especially for silk yarn spinners as many as 91 people, while 301 heads of families engaged in mulberry cultivation and silkworm maintenance of 4250 pounds with the production of yarn per year.The crafters silk in this area requires raw materials of silk thread around 200 tonnes or about 200,000 pounds per year. Therefore, the raw material from Wajo not sufficient, then the crafters to purchase materials from neighboring districts like, Soppeng, Sidrap, Enrekang, and even imported from China and Thailand. There are three forms and patterns of silk are produced, namely: semi-finished cloth (like gloves, clothes, and scarves); cloth shaped coil that can be purchased permeter suit your needs and ready-made garments such as shirts, jackets, hoods, fans, purses , and where the equipment makeup.

Silk fabrics are not only marketed in Sengkang and Makassar, but also to several cities in Java, such as Cirebon, Pekalongan, Solo and Yogyakarta. Even the export of products and has become the target of many famous designers. The price also varies which is determined by the motives and the quality of fabric.

Silk craft centers in Wajo provides a variety of motives and of high quality silk fabric. Motif silk fabric production this region there are two kinds of traditional motifs and non-traditional. Traditional motifs or better known as Bugis motif is composed of motifs sobbi, balorinni, baliare, Cobo, and motifs that resemble Toraja carvings. While non-traditional motifs, there is a form of batik, and sequin-striped.

To obtain high-quality silk fabric, local and imported yarns are combined together and processed in several stages. First, the two kinds of yarn are cooked with soap and soda about 1 hour in temperatures 90 degrees. The next step, the cloth is dried for 3 hours with a temperature of 50 degrees. After that, the thread is ready to be installed in the machine woven and made into cloth. One kilogram of the warp yarn to produce about 40 meters of cloth, and one kilogram of feed to produce 12 yards of fabric. Uniquely, all the weavers made under-under their homes.

Silk production centers in Wajo spread in several districts, such as in District Tempe, Tana Sitolo, Sabbang Lung, Pamana, and Saijoangin. Wajo located about 242 kilometers northeast of Makassar. The journey from Makassar to the location can be reached for approximately 5-6 hours using a vehicle.

Sabtu, 15 Januari 2011

Back To Batik

The Chinese contributed to the batik design are most evident in the addition of more flower and bird motifs, border patterns, and incorporating the use of pinks, yellows, and blues. Dutch and Eurasian women have favored the use of European floral bouquets, birds, bees, trees and butterflies in their patterns, a trend that is one of the most popular in use today. All three cultures influenced the design and color combinations so heavily, that batik is often associated with their influential characteristics.

Batik prints are so common in our society today, that it's hard to imagine a life without their beauty. Batik prints are in our art, on our loveseats, and in our wardrobe. They're hanging over our bay windows, and adorning our walls with their elegance. Batik printing, patterns and designs have enriched many facets of an artistic heritage that encompasses many regions of the world.

A tradition that started on a small island 2,000 years ago has evolved into a world-renowned practice. Fashions and furnishings helped bring the beauty of this tradition to world wide prominence. Batik apparel was formerly the clothing of aristocracy; batik is now the art of the world.

Senin, 24 November 2008



Beautiful sandals with satin, embroidery and sequins. Perfect sandals at the beach wedding, for your bridesmaids or out on the town. Wherever you wear these sandals you'll find them super comfy and quite stylish. One of our customers wore these sandals for 8 hours of standing and walking and said our sandals "where the most comfortable sandals she's ever worn!". She was so happy with her sandals, she bought a pair in each color! Your sandals are handmade on the island of Bali and are great for the beach, cruise, resort or anywhere your heart desires. These sandals are made of the finest quality materials, with satin, sequins and leather. Our sandals also match perfectly with our line of embroidered sequined clothing. Try them out!

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Thong sandals for men! These thong sandals are totally unique and original. You've never seen a pair of thong sandals like this, nor will ever see them anywhere else. More "Green" and natural, these thong sandals are made from a combination of natural fibers (rattan cotton leather) and recycled materials. Sandals include a rattan base for your foot which is more natural so when your feet sweat they won't slide off like they do with rubber sandals. Plus, sweat won't mix with the polyurethane like they do with the rubber sandals and make a nasty stink. Also includes a denim strap for comfort and a stylish look. Check out the bottom of these sandals and you see recycled tire tread! Isn't that cool! A recent customer wrote: "I love my sandals, they are so unique! Plus they are more environmentally friendly so I feel good about wearing them. The tire tread on the bottom is fun to walk on too, makes me look a little bit taller and never wears out!" Another customer proclaims, "These sandals are not for wimps!" We thought that was funny. But it's true. If you're looking for a light pair of thong sandals that you can dance around in, you may need to go shopping at the mall. These thong sandals are manlier and actually may toughen your feet up a little. Give'em a try!

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Selasa, 02 September 2008

Antique Scrimshaw on more than just Whale Teeth

Example #1 - 12.75-inch scrimshawed whalebone busk Example #2 - Scrimshawed sea turtle shell Example #3 - Scrimshawed walrus tusk Example #4 - Scrimshawed elephant ivory billiard ball, dated 1841

Not all authentic antique Yankee or Victorian-era scrimshawed images are on whale teeth. Walrus tusks were popular, as were (whale) panbone sections, sea turtle shells, and to a lesser extent, elephant ivory and hippo teeth. Here are a few examples of matrices other than whale teeth.

The first example is a (whale) panbone busk, custom-made for a form-flattening corset, which were required for Victorian-era women's dresses. Each corset was equipt with several long, sewn-in pockets, designed to hold thin "stiffeners" (busks) often made of wood or baleen (fibrous material harvested from mouths of filter-feeding whales, often mis-labeled as whalebone). Whalers hand-made busks of ivory, panbone (whale jawbone), & baleen, for their sweethearts and wives. None would splinter like wood, and were lighter & stronger. Read more here

The second example is a sailor-scrimshawed, 23-inch x 19-inch x 7-inch, full sea turtle carapace (shell). There are eleven separate scenes, each on their own shell plate. There are two southern hemisphere birds at the top, and five northern hemisphere mammals at the bottom, each on their own panel. Down the center are six individual initials: four in English; one in Hebrew; and one in an Oriental script. I speculate that the six initials represent a six-man longboat crew, and that each man scribed the two images on the costal scutes (lateral shell plates) both sides of their initials. The bottom "tail" panel has a "T" the imposed on an "A". I speculate that these are the initials of the captain's name, or of the ship's name. See more photos here

The third example shows the outer-curve side of a 13.5-inch & 22.8-ounce, Arctic whaler-scrimshawed walrus tusk, depicting silhouettes of: an Inuit mother & papoose in winter costume; a stretched sealskin boat; a loaded dogsled; a pair of igloos; and a skinning knife with an ulu (blubber knife). Read more here

The fourth example is a scribed elephant ivory billiard ball, which is also decorated with two ivory "ear" discs attached by brass pins. The compass rose is labeled with an "N" on one side, and decorated with a crudely scribed bark (ship) on the other. A date of 1841 is also visible just above left disc. The ball was drilled and tapped on the bottom, probably for mounting on a ship's binnacle for decoration. See more photos here

Other forms of scrimshaw include jagging wheel pie crimpers, clothespins, bodkins, crochet needles, hand tools, knife handles etc. See more examples here.