The kimono is the national dress of Japan. It is a front-wrapped garment with a rectangular body and square sleeves, and it is tied with a sash known as an obi. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this beautiful and significant piece of clothing, this guide is for you.
It’s not uncommon for museums to whitewash history. However, the Whitney Plantation Museum in Wallace, Louisiana, labeled by the New York Times as America’s first “slavery-focused museum,” is taking a different approach. Rather than closing over the plantation’s troubling past, the Whitney Plantation embraces it.
If you’re planning a trip to Monument Valley in southern Utah, you must include a visit to Goulding’s Museum & Trading Post — also known as Goulding’s Lodge — on your travel itinerary.
There is no shortage of churches and chapels in Italy — the country is home to between 20,000 and 65,000, after all. What makes Santuario Madonna della Corona (or Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown) unique, though, is its location — it is built on the edge of a cliff!
Current events have always influenced the way people dress, style their hair, and apply their makeup. The Victorian era (1837–1901) was unique, though, because one of the biggest fashion influences was a life-threatening illness: Tuberculosis.
Take a trip to the Danube River, specifically where it flows through Budapest, Hungary, and you’ll see 60 pairs of iron shoes on its banks. These iron shoes tell a fascinating and tragic story that dates back to the Second World War.
To many people, engagement rings have a deeper meaning than just jewelry. They are a sign of devotion, love, and commitment. They are an extensive symbol of faithfulness, perfection, and infinity. They are also a profound representation of two people uniting to embark on a beautiful journey of spending their entire life together.
Monument Valley is a land of incredible beauty and rich cultural heritage, where towering sandstone monoliths rise from the desert floor, and the night skies are filled with more stars than imaginable. Here’s everything you need to know before planning your trip.
These days, even people who have never seen a ballet performance are familiar with the tutu, the distinct skirt that ballerinas don before taking the stage. However, very few people know where this skirt came from or how it got its name.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see women wearing shoes with pointy toes. In the 14th and 15th centuries, though, men were much more likely to be seen in this intriguing footwear.