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The Origin and Significance of the Palestinian Keffiyeh / Kufiya

The Origin and Significance of the Palestinian Keffiyeh / Kufiya

The mesmerising Kufiya pattern, with its intricate geometric design, carries profound cultural significance rooted in Palestinian heritage. Let's embark on a journey to unravel the historical and symbolic layers of this iconic pattern, exploring its deep-rooted meanings and connections to the Palestinian identity.
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Furoshiki - Embracing Sustainable Gift-Giving and Traditions

Furoshiki - Embracing Sustainable Gift-Giving and Traditions

Discover the art of Furoshiki, a Japanese fabric wrapping tradition with a global twist. From its Edo period origins to our own contemporary hand block-printed wraps, delve into the sustainability and versatility of Furoshiki. Embrace this timeless practice that transcends cultures, adding a touch of tradition to modern gift-giving.
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Why Are Houseplants Good For You?

Why Are Houseplants Good For You?

Whether you live in a small apartment, or a large house, by introducing certain plants into your home, you will start to notice improvements to your health, and overall happiness. As well as enhancing your mood and creating a living space that is soothing to be in, plants can also help with loneliness and depression: caring for a living thing gives us a purpose and is rewarding — especially when you see that living thing bloom and thrive.
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    How to make your bedroom into a sanctuary

    How to make your bedroom into a sanctuary

    On average, people spend more time in bedrooms than in any other room. Even though most of that time is spent sleeping, our bedrooms are where we begin our day. They have a huge impact on whether we awake feeling energised and excited, or tired and grumpy.
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    The Power of Colour In Your Home

    The Power of Colour In Your Home

    Room colour can impact our moods and our thoughts and affect us in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background, and climate. Certain colours or even groups of colours tend to receive a common reaction from most people, which is why it’s so important to choose colours wisely when it comes to decorating. Colour has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings, as well as the shape and size of the room itself. Colour trends come and go, but you don’t have to worry about trends to have a beautiful home.

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    What is a Kantha?

    What is a Kantha?

    Kantha is a centuries-old tradition of stitching patchwork cloth from rags, which evolved from the thrift of rural women in the Bengali region of the sub-continent - today the eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa, and Bangladesh. One of the oldest forms of embroidery originating from India, its origins can be traced back to the pre-Vedic age (prior to 1500 BCE).
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