Textiles around the world

Around the world you can expect to see some amazing textiles. Many of them with ancient origins and techniques which have been past down for generations. Textiles are often categorized into four main groups: animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic textiles. In February of 2019, I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Black Civilizations […]

To Buy or Not to Buy: A Souvenir, Memento, Keepsake, or Token

No matter where you go in the world there is someone somewhere selling souvenirs.  We typically purchase them as a token to remember the time spent in the locale or bring back mementos to share with family and friends. The tourism industry is booming and accounts for one of the world’s largest industries. In 2016 […]