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Fame of Batik artistic works

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Batik artistic works has reached to the highest level of fame in today’s world of fashion. This artistic work is now utilized in garments and various cloth materials. Some of the fame Batik works that hit the globe is Sashay in Sarongs or Caftans created from Batik. Many people create duplicate Batik works and get circulated in the local markets. In order to bring good rich quality Batik work one has to follow the Batik and Tie and Dye methods.


Many people have different hobbies. Some of them collect stamps, coins, peculiar articles, like key chain watches, etc; some are costly especially if they are very old like traditional clocks and watches. Collecting Musical Instrument is really a costly hobby. One should have their pocket full so that they can collect them easily. It is a difficult thing to collect unlike other small things, which can be got by either exchanging or investing small amounts. But collecting musical instruments is really very expensive. We can neither exchange nor get gift from others since it is costly. Some old age instruments are very expensive and found in traditional heritage shops.
Some of the unique instruments are Borneo, Sarawak, and the Sape etc. Sape is a guitar type with 3 or 5 strings. Basically the musical instruments can distinguished as three types of instruments. They are string type, based on wine, percussion.
String type instruments are mostly common.. They include the veena, guitar, bull bull thara, sitar, gopichand; Instruments like guitar are played by moving one hand in the string and at the same time playing the free end with the other hand. With an small piece;
In veena one hand presses the taut string at different places while giving beat at the far end which is free. Gopichand is a similar instrument played in Bengal. It is an instrument played by the street vendors.
Wind based instruments include flute, mouth organ, clarinet, Didgeridoo etc. The flute has holes in one end and the other far end has a hole through which air is blown. Clarinet is a similar type of instrument only thing is it kept straight where a flute is held horizontally. Didgeridoo is an instrument originated from Australians, where the aborigine tribal group played it.
The other types of instruments are harmonium, piano. These use a lot of keys in the key board. In harmonium air is blown into the instrument and the keys pressed to get the required sound. Piano is a similar instrument in which there are 5 to 6 notes available and each note denotes the pitch level.
Musical instruments are really gifts given to us by God. Music lovers can have a wide range of collection of instruments. These music lovers spend a lot in collecting musical instruments. It is very rare to find second hand instruments. Each one will be really costly. It is supposed to be one of the costliest hobbies. But still some music lovers don’t mind spending on the goods they feel like collecting. Very rarely second hand instruments are available .Sometimes after buying we have to spend from our pocket to get the instrument to play.


The culture of a person reflects the place from which he originates. The western countries have different culture from the Eastern countries. South Asia falls under the Eastern countries. The South Asian countries include India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea etc. All these countries have similar culture but differ from place to place due to the religion they follow The Indus valley civilization consisted of the Aryans and the Dravidians. These South Asians are descendents of these people. As they migrated to different countries their culture changed to a certain extent according the place where they settled. Basically they have the same culture. For example they all have idol worship except the Islamians, who came in a later period.

They all have certain things in common like music dance etc; Depending on the place where they live the music and dance varies. General things like food habits, politeness to elders, places of worship, cultural programs which indicates the citizens’ day to day life, etc have similarities although they vary slightly form place to place. The places of worship look different but if we probe deeply into it we will find the similarities. The way they celebrate the festivals has similarities that they have musical programs and dance to the drum music. As they get educated the culture varies as they improve their culture to their tune to fit into their life style as it is faster compared to the olden age.

Awesome Bali

Bali considered being socio cultural city with all types of religion practiced here. You could see the mixed culture and heritage of different races in the world. The Indonesia basically regarded as Muslim country with Muslims as majority people. Little number of Hindus from India lives their life. The Indians are considered to be minority people. Major places where people flock are considered to be Kuta, Nuva and Sunur. You will have all basic recreation and entertainment activities like night clubs, bar, restaurants and departmental stores. The city of Bali is also famous for its lively music, artistic painting skills, dance lovers, art work and charismatic work in leather goods.


In early 1960, the United States of America had undergone major youth revolution terming to be hippy movement. In this movement lot of Americans addicted to join and culminated of different regions of the world. This hippy movement brought out change in dress code and style of life. There were many followers in USA and to some parts of the globe. The change in culture and dress code made other people disgusting.

Methods to stretch a piercing

Stretching is termed as gauging. It is the method of raising the size of a piercing hole or fistula. Many of them do it as cultural and ritual activities while some do it for purely adornment. There are different methods in stretching namely tapering, weight, tapered classes and talons, scalpelling, taping and dermal punch. Heating and massaging with application of olive oil is the old technique generally used wide commonly all around the world. In order to get good blood circulation olive oil massaging is the best method, which in turn reduces the damage of skin tissues. Clarly Wickells has reported that best way to stretch a piercing is slow and gradual type where gauging up process done.


Didgeridoo is an instrument, which originated from Australia. It is a three to four feet long wooden rod in which holes made when blown from one end and the holes pressed sound is produced. Playing this musical instrument is a good breathing exercise. Only experts can hold breath for a long time and play continuously for a long time. One inhales through the nose and exhales through the mouth with the help of cheek and tongue. It originated from the Australian tribal people Aborigines They made it out of Eucalyptus wood and played with interest.

Profile on Indonesia

The word Indonesia is originated from Latin word Indus meaning India and nesos meaning the islands. This country got familiar from the year 1900. Now in present world, the Indonesia tops fourth biggest populated country in the globe.

The country Indonesia includes 17,508 islands with 5150 km stretching right from east to west region. Indonesia has much number of active volcanoes. There are many numbers of rain forests which fulfills the green vegetation.


Aboriginals are the original natives of Australia who lived there many years ago. They have certain traditions, which they even keep up till now. Boomerang is a weapon used by them to get their prey. They used to throw them at the target; it reaches the target kills it and then returns back to the person who threw it. These aboriginals were the ones who invented such a peculiar weapon. Another of their invention is the Didgeridoo, which is a musical instrument still famous in Australia.

Relax in Ubud Indonesia

Relax in Ubud Indonesia

People are searching for that perfect vacation spot in which they can ease their tired nerves and feel a sense of wellbeing. Frankly speaking, that kind of place is now scarce. However, there is a place where you can remove your work shoes and just enjoy the time.

The Old Twist

Ubud Indonesia offers a lot of tourist spots that travelers could feast their eyes on all day long. There is the Museum Puri Lukisan which sports Balinese art. The Monkey Forest literally is a forest full of monkeys, so you could tell your friends that you’ve held a real monkey. For the feminist, there is the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women, which is pretty much self explanatory.

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