Circus, Sideshow & Cabinet of Curiosities
Easy Molding Update For a kitchen with a vintage vibe, glue gingerbread appliques (available at home centers) on door panels. These affordable wood pieces come in many styles and are easy to adhere to cabinet doors using wood glue. Kick up the vintage look by applying a thin coat of burnt umber glaze to the doors and gingerbread. Wipe off while wet to get desired effect.
Low-Cost Cabinet Makeovers
Buddhists play an instrument called a kangling, translated as “leg” (kang) “flute” (ling), it is the Tibetan name for a trumpet made from a human femur. Tibetan Buddhists prefer to use the femur from the corpse of a criminal or a person who died a violent death, but in pinch the femur of a respected teacher may be substituted.
Human Thighbone Kangling - With its wailing, eerie sound, the bone trumpet, or kangling, is intrinsic to the otherworldly atmosphere created by the Chöd ritual. The kangling is part of an ensemble of sacred instruments that emerged from the tantric crucible of India some fifteen hundred years ago.
miserabile visu: Human Thighbone Kangling
Tattered Style: Change it Up
Ewald Redam (far left) was the principal athlete in a troupe of German strength performers who were active in the 20s. During WW I, Ewald, his Latvian life, Ludmilla, and two other athletes formed the Four Redams. The act was a great hit, even more remarkable because the women got as much attention for their strength feats as the men. In the 1930s, the group added two more strong women.
Bone Dagger's from New Guinea at Maastricht - Tefaf
Scale again. These performers are on stilts (no. we are NOT doing that) If they were sicillian? Maybe? I feel like the learning curve for the performers would be too big. The more they can directly connect to the puppet the better. each puppet here is the length of the performer's torso. This is about the size I'd like to play with
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Codex Runicus, a vellum manuscript from around 1300 AD containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian Law, written entirely in runes.
ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway
This is a set of tools which belonged to an Iron Age Viking craftsman. They apparently went overboard and were lost while he was trying to cross lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools was found at the bottom of the former lake, which had turned into a bog over the centuries. This man had quite a collection of axes, hammers, tongs, punches, plate shears, saw blades, files, rasps, drills, chisels, knives, awls and whetstones among the 200 items.
Viking craftsman lost all his equipment while he traveled across the lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools were found at the bottom of the former lake, whichhad turned into a bog. There are axes, hammers, tongs, files, rasps, whetstones among the 200 objects that were found in the chest. The funny thing is that the tools are at least 1000 years old but look like they could have been made today.
Ueno Hikoma, samouraï, portrait carte de visite, coll. Hubert Bidault. about 1860. One of the first photos of a samurai...