Here is another traditional mexican dress from the Tabasco region. It has beautiful stripes of embroidered flowers in vivid colors and a typical design that makes it look elegant with the black bottom and white top. As you can see the flower stripes are common with the chontal dress above, but they are used in very different confection styles.
One of my favorite Chinese festivals -Mid Autumn Festival. Always looking forward to have some fancy and non practical lanterns to play with but always seem to end up with some boring traditional chinese lanterns (courtesy of mum)!
Sand Mandala being made by the Tibetian Buddist monks of the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery. I've seen them several times when they visited Virginia and it is something amazing. This site has some great pics and interesting info.