GALLERY

TENGKOLOK

The terms tengkolok, Tanjak, and setanjak are synonyms; the word “tengkolok” also refers to “headgear or headcover worn by women”,[6] but the definition as women headgear is rarely used today.[7] However, some people[who?] say that tengkolok, tanjak, and destar are different in term of cloth Read more…

MAIDEN’S TOWER

The Maiden’s Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander’s Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower on a small islet at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey. After the naval victory at Cyzicus, the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades possibly Read more…

NAMISEOM / NAMI ISLAND

Namiseom or Nami Island (Korean: 남이섬) is a half-moon shaped river island located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, formed as the land around it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River as the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944.[1] Read more…

AZTEC CALENDAR

Country of origin: Mexico The Aztec or Mexica calendar is the calendrical system used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec sun Read more…

COLLECTION OF MUSLIM HEADWEAR

A tubeteika (Russian: тюбете́йка) is a Russian word for many varieties of traditional Central Asian caps. Tubeteikas are today worn in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, as well as in Muslim-populated regions of Russia (mainly Tatars) and Azerbaijan. The skullcap worn by Uzbeks and Uyghurs is called a doppa and has a Read more…

ANGKOR WAT

Angkor Wat (/ˌæŋkɔːr ˈwɒt/; Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត, lit. ’temple city / city of temples’), located in northwest Cambodia, is the largest religious structure in the form of a temple complex in the world by land area, measuring 162.6 hectares (401+3⁄4 acres). At the centre of Read more…

RUMI

Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎), (also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mevlânâ/Mowlānā (مولانا, “our master”), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, “my master”)) more popularly known simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Read more…

KHANJAR

A khanjar is a traditional dagger originating from Oman. Worn by men for ceremonial occasions, it is a short curved sword shaped like the letter “J” and resembles a hook. It can be made from a variety of different materials, Read more…

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