The art of cheese making in Switzerland! #ICAF2017
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Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India.
Jaipur has many cultural sites like Jawahar Kala Kendra formed by Architect Charles Correa and Ravindra Manch.
Jaipur has many traditional shops selling antiques and handicrafts. The prior rulers of Jaipur patronised a number of arts and crafts. They invited skilled artisans, artists and craftsmen from India and abroad who settled in the city. Some of the crafts include bandhani, block printing, stone carving and sculpture, tarkashi, zari, gota-patti, kinari and zardozi, silver jewellery, gems, kundan, meenakari and jewellery, Lakh ki Chudiya, miniature paintings, blue pottery, ivory carving, shellac work and leather ware.
The main language of Jaipur is Rajasthani. Dhundhari, Marwari, Hindi and English are also spoken in the city.
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traditional jumping dance
a maasai woman in her best attire
The Maasai tribe are an ethnic group that live in Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Having a combined population of over 1million, they speak official languages of Kenya, Tanzania, Swahili and English. Their culture and lifestyle have attracted numerous visitors to Kenya and a fee is required for such visits to their villages.
Distinctive Clothing or dresses which always involve accessories are an identity to this nomad tribe. Hair styles are determined by superiority and rite of passage. For instance, warriors keep their hair braided while boys shave their hair two days before circumcision.
The typical diet of a Maasai used to be raw meat, raw milk and raw blood with some vegetables in most areas but as of today its cow’s milk, cattle and maize.
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