Music of Indonesia

Indonesia is a country with mixture of culture and socio entity, many tourists all around the world visits the country and experience the mixed culture. Several islands like Sumatra, Java and Bali are famous for their traditional Indonesia music.

Gamelan

Gamelan is one of the quality Indonesia music. It is otherwise called as Indonesia orchestra. Gamelan was originated by Javanese king in the late third century and music recited in the royal court of king palace. Metallo phone, drum, gongs, ketuk, kenong and kempu are some of the musical tools that were used in reciting Gamelan. The gong ageng is regarded as soul of Gamelan music.

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Designing World of Display

In modern world of advertising every then you will get chance to overlook several displays. There are numerous kinds of displays where in some kind may not even get into your mind, if you try to imagine those display.

It is always felt that when you look out through the shopping mall you are wondered by the window displays on latest fashions, accessories, and other such. Also when you walk around the streets of the city, you will be totally mesmerized by the way of window displays when you pass them. Most of the people try to entertain themselves with these window shopping and keep it as a habit to check everything on the display. You can find people really take pain to make some special trips to have a window shopping.

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CLEAN UP YOUR CASHMERE SHAWLS

Cashmere shawls are one of the different kinds of clothes that get special attention. Being extraordinary clothing it needs extra care to keep it clean. The fibers used to make the shawl are so delicate that even dry cleaning damages the cloth. So dry cleaning should be done only when it is really necessary. The professional cleaners use certain chemicals which when exposed to the cloth for a long time will cause damage to the material and make them feel dry and brittle.
Get it cleaned by a professional dry cleaner if some strong strain is formed in the cloth or it is decorated with some sequins and beads and so difficult to clean at home.. It prevents snagging and tearing.
If the stain is minor then the cashmere shawl can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water by hand provided the label does not say it is meant for dry cleaning only. While washing see to it the colored items are separated so that the dye bleeding from one does not spoil the other item. Bleach is allergic to this cashmere shawl material since it is too harsh for a delicate material like cashmere shawl.
For cleaning the Cashmere shawl at home, soak it in soapy water to loosen the grime for some time. If the strain is heavy use a wash cloth to pat the soiled areas to help remove the dirt. Rubbing at a particular spot is not advisable since it will show up after washing. Cold water can be used to rinse the material after removal of stain and then drip dried without stretching the fabric. The excess water after washing can be removed by gently rolling it out on large, soft towel. Once dried, it can be ironed in coolest setting; placing a cloth over it and turning it upside down. Using iron directly may ruin the cloth.
Hand washing the Cashmere shawl at home has its own disadvantages that it may not come out that clean as you expected or due to some accidents the shawl gets damaged. So to be on the safe side ,if you are not confident enough go to the best professional dry cleaners who will get it clean and neat for you to wear
Hand washing is safe and easy if you know the knack of it. You can try one or two shawls and if you are confident then you can wash all the other shawls. Try for color fastness by dipping a portion of the cloth in water first and if it looses color wash it separately so that it does not damage the other clothes to be washed.

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TIPS FOR SMALL STORE OWNERS

Making Small stores run successful is really challenging since there is a lot of competition and only if you are really smart you can survive and bring profit in your stores. Here are a few tips to the way to success;

The window display has to be changed as often as possible. It should be attractive so that the people will be tempted the visit the shop whiling passing the shop. If you keep changing the materials in the window it gives an idea that the things are fast moving. Spending a few minutes in changing the display in the window is sure to increase your sale for the day.

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Asian Art Organic Jewelry

Asian art organic jewelry provides an exotic beauty to the person who is wearing it. If you need exotic beauty then go for organic jewelry which is made from natural materials which is the specialty of organic jewelry. Natural materials are available in a wide range of products which include bone, animal horn, sea shell, coconut shell, wood, silver, brass, copper, acrylic, resin and amber stone. Variety is the main feature for organic jewelry. They are available in many different shapes and forms so they can be designed to make good looking jewelry with a bit of imagination by skilful hands.
Organic jewelry with Asian art work gives a unique look to the jewelry. Asian art work takes on the form of nature or natural patterns. Hence, organic jewelry comes in the shapes of trees, skulls, and elegant sceneries. The jewelry designers use the natural look of the materials as part of the design. Coral resin has naturally beautiful pattern. These patterns are brought out by giving the resin a really good shine. Similarly wood jewelry has also got its own designs and beauty which is brought out without complicating the design. The exotic look of the organic jewelry is achieved by their natural and simple look.
Organic jewelry being simple and natural to look can be worn on casual occasions like family outings, beach resorts, informal social gatherings etc;
Many organic jewelry retail shoppers are trying to sell their products through the internet. It is easy to find one which you like at an affordable price. Since there are so many designs and it is cheap people tend to go again and again and buy organic jewelry.
The organic jewelry consists of bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants and many more. But the most famous is the belt since they come in many colors and the colorful beads add an exiting dimension to the overall image f the wearer. They come in different varieties and so can be chosen to match the dress you wear. In big cities where most of the people wear leather belts this Asian belts give a unique exotic look to the person wearing it.
If you order by internet you should order more to get a good deal in the price. In order to get a good discount, a good variety and savings on shipping it is better to order many pieces in one go. After spending the money on this Asian organic art jewelry you will get the satisfaction of wearing something unique among your friends. Order the best with good bargain and get an elegant look while meeting your friends outside. It is good for health to wear organic jewelry.

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Adore the Pashmina Shawls

There are millions of question asked before we proceed, are you in search of a ideal gift for any woman engaged in your life? Do you wonder about the gift you are going to decide, when her cabinet is dumped with clothes of various textures?

For answering all this questions it is always better to hear some suggestions. It is not more clothes that you can gift. Instead of adding more clothes in the closet, especially if she is a lover of variety of clothes, why do not you gift her with a pashmina shawl or scarf. She certainly will cherish and it simultaneously is a great financial sense in your pocket.

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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.

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COLLECTING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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.

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CULTURE OF THE SOUTH ASIANS

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.

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STERLING SILVER

Silver is considered as one of the precious metals like gold, platinum .The price of silver is in between both of them is used for making various ornaments apart from jewelry. It is used to make plates, tumblers, bowls, cups and saucers, spoons, etc; some people make even play toys from silver. They say it is very nice to eat in silver plates and drink in silver tumblers. Silver is used to make some toys for kids and feeding bottles, and sippers etc; Very rarely silver jewels are worn although they are available in the market.

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