Roma people in Russia
DNA Testing for Disloyalty

A DNA bank has been created in Dagestan for “suspicious” citizens.

A campaign has been launched in Dagestan to forcibly extract DNA samples from “unreliable” citizens, particularly Salafists. The campaign seems to be primarily aimed at women, in the wake of the October 21st bus bombing in Volgograd, conducted by the spouse of an established Dagestani militant.

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A Palestinian man and his daughter are seen amongst wild mustard flowers which grow in the untilled fields across the Gaza Strip on March 20, 2014. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Tatiana Leshkina & Erik Hart 

Une des œuvres exposées de l’exposition Tsutsugaki, Textiles indigo du Japon
Kimono de femme porté comme un voile (kazuki), motif de Cours d’eau et de feuilles d’érable japonais.
Japon, toile de lin, tsutsugaki partiellement teint au pochoir. 134,6 X 134,1 cm, collection privée.

‘Woman’s kimono worn as a veil (kazuki), River and Japanese maple leaves motif, Japan, linen fabric, partially stencil-dyed tsutsugaki, 134.6 x 134.1 cm, Private Collection.  
Until 10 October 2013 the exhibition ‘Tsutsugaki: Japanese Indigo-dyed Textiles’ at the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet in Paris, demonstrates the artistry of the folk textile tradition, and brings together works taken from the museum’s Krishna Riboud/AEDTA Collection, from a private collection and from Japanese collections, including pieces that have never left Japan before. The resist-dyeing technique used in creating these spectacular tsutsugaki hangings, covers and clothes, which employs rice paste resists, reached the peak of artistic expression in the late Edo period (1603-1868).’  text and image via HALI magazine bulletin

Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin
Will McBride, 1956

Lauretta by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, 1895.

Cherry blossoms in January

Coptic Textile Fragment
Object Name : Fragment
Date : late 3rd–5th century
Geography : Egypt
Medium : Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave, brocaded
Dimensions : Textile : H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm) W. 20 7/8 in. (53 cm)
Mount : H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm) W. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm) D. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)Classification : Textiles

(China, 1989)by Chang Chao-tang