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Tribal bellydance and Boho lovers: articles, inspiration, ethnographies and boho lifestyle

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Beautiful Temples of Bangkok, Thailand

Take inspiration from beautiful temples and images around Bangkok, Thailand; courtesy of my bestie Meeghan.

Malta: Where North Africa Meets the Mediterranean

You know those clickbait articles that pop up on Facebook that tempt you with "25 Places You Should See Before You Die" that end up just making you depressed that the furthest place you'll probably go before you die is... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Women as Providers

Festival of the Virgin of Candelaria - Puno, Peru Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña - Quillacollo, Bolivia   This is an excerpt from the book Celebrating Women by Paola Gianturco, reproduced from her website, http://www.celebratingwomen.com "The Quechua tribal people in... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Women As Virgins: Swaziland

This is an excerpt from the book Celebrating Women by Paola Gianturco Umhlanga, The Reed Dance - Lobamba, Swaziland "Ndileka Mabusa attended college in Pretoria. Because she has been out of the country, she has never participated in a Reed Dance. As... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

"Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them—in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul—they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation."

Dances of Rajasthan

  Last week we took a quick trip to Rajasthan, India.  Now it's time to get to the heart of what matters most to us tribalistas - music, dance, and fashion.   So now that you've gotten a glimpse of the... Continue Reading →

3 Minute Ethnography: Rajasthan, India

Learn about the amazing landscape of Rajasthan, India and what makes the culture of its people so colorful!

Glorious Turkoman Jewelry

After diving into research on the Turkic cultures for the 3 Minute Ethnography, I realized I really needed to devote a separate blog on their incredible jewelry. Turkmen silver jewelry is amazing. It's huge. It's decadent. And it's wrought with... Continue Reading →

3 Minute Ethnography: The Tuaregs

We drape ourselves in Tuareg jewelry, romanticize their nomadic notions, dance to their desert blues music - hell, there's even a car named after them! But how much do you really know about the Tuareg people and their culture? Here's a three minute ethnography to broaden your cultural connections, whether it's to be a more-informed global citizen or simply for a better appreciation of your costume trinkets!

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