Malagan or malanggan ceremonies are large, intricate traditional cultural events that take place in parts of New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea. The word malagan refers to wooden carvings prepared for ceremonies and to an entire system of traditional culture.
Malagan carvings, now world-famous, are the wooden carvings which are created for use in malagan ceremonies. Traditionally these were burnt or placed in a cave to rot at the conclusion of the event; in modern times most are now retained, as the carving tradition is now only known by a few. Contemporary masters of malagan form include Michael Homerang of Madina Village, Ben Sisia of Libba Village (northern New Ireland) and Edward and Mathew Salle of Lava Village (Tatau, Tabar Islands, New Ireland). Many malagan carvings are held in European and other museums.
Malagan culture is the general term for the traditional culture in the area where malagan ceremonies take place, covering much of Northern New Ireland province. There are many other ceremonies and customary practices within this large and complex cultural system.
The word malagan comes from the Nalik language of northern New Ireland. Alternative spellings include malangan and malanggan. #culture#traditions#maimai#custommade#heritage#colors#bilaspeles#mangal#kavieng#niuailan#newireland#papuanewguinea#pngtourism#newguinea 📷 @robbfish #melanesia#visitpapuanewguinea#landoftheunexpected#southpacificislands#southpacific .
Traditional batik workshop with @ThreadsOfLifeBali - an amazing organization. Seen here is the wax , stamps and special stylus you use to make motifs "Threads of Life is a fair trade business that works with culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural indonesia. The heirloom-quality textiles and baskets we commission are made with local materials and natural dyes to an exquisite standard usually seen only in museums." 🌸 "We work directly with over 1,000 women on 11 islands across Indonesia, helping weavers to form independent cooperatives, to recover the skills of their ancestors, to manage their resources sustainably, and to express their culture identity while building their financial security." 🌿@umajati
Günümüzde insanlar dişlerini beyazlatmak için uğraşırken, eski Japon geleneğinde dişler tamamen siyahlatılıyordu. “Ohaguro” adı verilen bu gelenek, genellikle evli kadınlar tarafından uygulanıyordu. Bu uygulama 1870 yılında yasaklandı.
Today, while people struggle to whiten their teeth, old Japanese tradition completely blackened their teeth.
This tradition, called "Ohaguro", was usually practiced by married women. This practice was banned in 1870. #diş#beyazlatma#dişbeyazlatma#ohaguro#gelenek#bilgi#teeth#tooth#whiteningteeth#traditions#woman#women#tanferklinik @tanferklinik
A few weeks ago, I was invited to @kenwoodau #kMixRecipeSwap challenge with the beautiful @katherine_sabbath as well as a few other amazing bakers. We were asked to give a new twist to an international recipe close to our hearts.
When I was growing up, my mum owned this creamy white Kenwood mixer and it was her most prized possession as she bought it with her first pay check. She treated it like an heirloom which she hoped to pass on to me one day, along with her delicious, fluffy, fragrant #Singapore Pandan Cake recipe. Sadly, I broke the mixer when I started out making cake pops and I'll never forget how heartbroken she looked. So I replaced hers with the best Kenwood mixer I can find.
We now owned 3 Kenwood mixers as well as the new #Kenwood#Kmix which my kids and I are learning to love just as much.
I made these #Pandan cake pops for my mother today. Using her traditional Pandan cake sponge, I blend the cake with coconut infused buttercream. Rolled them as I would with cake balls and dipped them in white chocolate, which I then garnished with lightly coloured green coconut flakes, edible gold glitter and pearls.
Now you could win your own range by participating in the #kMixRecipeSwap challenge (give your own twist to an international recipe) and tagging @kenwood_au (Australian residents only)
Something borrowed, something new. Good luck, everyone!
A wine ceremony box I made for my cousins wedding in March. This box holds their favourite wine, two glasses and notes written to each other to be read while drinking the wine on their first anniversary, then the wine and notes are replaced for the following anniversaries. Made from Tasmanian eucalypt with a shou sugi ban finish and Tasmanian Blackwood with gerner hinges I know it will be love for a lifetime. @antongerner has also announced a sale on these hinges today. I highly recommend these hinges, their quality is outstanding and they are the only ones I now use.