Top 10 country artists ever
...That appeals across generations. The top 10 country artists ever have created true American popular art, the kind of songs that define what it is to be American, and all of the struggles and triumphs that go along with it. Songs of love, God, murder, drinking, fighting; these are the topics that the top 10 country...
Tips for detecting lies
...Areas to watch include the degree of eye contact made, body language, and the credibility of excuses.
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Monitor bank of america banking account activity online
...Learn how to monitor Bank of America banking account activity online with these guidelines. Bank of America is one of the easiest banks to do business with online. They are very easy to use also for Americans overseas who desire to have an account online. No deposit...
Common internet scams and how to avoid them
...Common red flags.
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Be on guard and don’t let the criminals spoil your holiday
...Are particularly vulnerable as they are often carrying more money around with them to pay for meals, gifts, transport, etc. Also, because they are in unfamiliar surroundings they might easily wander off the beaten track and be unable to reach help. Their lack of knowledge of local...
Textile-museum: Coat, Uzbekistan, c. 1885. TM 1995.5.3. Ruth Lincoln Fisher Memorial Fund.
Huipil, Guatemala, dept. Quezaltenango, 20th century. Cotton; embroidered. TM 1999.19.2. Gift of Raymond E. Senuk and Judith L. Gibbons.
Patolu (sari), India, Gujarat, 19th century. TM OC6.63. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers.
Can you spot the hearts in these textiles? Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at The Textile Museum.
Date: 2013-02-14 15:01:00 GMT
Orthodoxwayoflife: Orthodoxy in Guatemala
Whenever someone speaks of “American Orthodoxy,” there is usually an unspoken understanding that the term refers to North American Orthodoxy: the United States, Canada, and sometimes Mexico. This way of speaking is indeed convenient, considering that the majority of Orthodox parishes in the Western Hemisphere are still located in North America. However, in the past few years a great change has occurred in Latin America that makes it increasingly inaccurate to focus on North America as the western outpost of Orthodoxy. Just two years ago, in 2010, the Orthodox Church received a large group of Guatemalan converts numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Now Guatemala, and possibly all of Latin America, holds tremendous promise of becoming fertile ground for the Orthodox Christian Church.
The seed of Orthodoxy in Guatemala was planted by the nuns of the Hogar Rafael Ayau, an Orthodox orphanage in Guatemala City. Many people are familiar with the incredible work of Mother Inés, Mother Ivonne, and Mother María. In fact, just this year a group of seminarians from St. Vladimir’s Seminary traveled with the seminary Chancellor/CEO Archpriest Chad Hatfield to see the work of the nuns and to assist at the orphanage. It is through these nuns that the Guatemalan soil was first prepared for the Orthodox Church.
Now, with the recent chrismation of a new group of Guatemalan converts that numbers between 100,000 and 200,000, the Orthodox Church is ready to blossom in Guatemala. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated. Almost overnight, Guatemala has become the most Orthodox country in the Western Hemisphere (by percentage of national population). Furthermore, the Orthodox communities in Guatemala continue to grow rapidly and attract attention throughout Guatemala. There is still, however, little information available to the broader Orthodox world on the history and character of these new communities. For this reason, I traveled to Guatemala this summer, spending two months visiting many of the Orthodox parishes, meeting the leaders of the communities, and accompanying the bishop of the Guatemalan Church—His Eminence, Metropolitan Athenagoras—as he made his historic first visit to the new parishes in Guatemala. I returned to the United States with the desire to share what I saw and the conviction that the Holy Spirit is at work with power in Latin America…
Source: Byzantine, TX
Date: 2013-02-14 18:29:20 GMT
Thehealthyduo: Screenshot: This facebook fanpage called “Razones para estar en forma (reasons to be fit)” posted Sharee’s quote in spanish ” Porque cuando hago ejercicio me visto de negro, ya que se trata del funeral de mi grasa (I wear black when i work out, Its a FUNERAL FOR MY FAT.)”
Wow! Amazing how Funeral for my fat concept has become so big. Also, I think her phrase sounds SO MUCH BETTER in english than spanish haha.
So you know Sharee, you have reached people in Guatemala :D
(BTW if you don’t know spanish, in my comment I say where that quote comes from, just in case :p)
Date: 2013-02-14 18:20:12 GMT
The Collections Survey:
In advance of the move to GW, and the re-housing of the collection at a new facility on the GW Ashburn, VA campus, a full survey of our current collections needed to be done—all 19,000 pieces of it. Tessa Sabol, assistant registrar, and Esther Méthé, chief conservator, along with several stalwart interns and volunteers, have already evaluated about 6,000 pieces, examining each for object dimensions, current storage housing, additional support required for travel, and future conservation needs.
Though the survey is being run by conservation and collections management, the whole museum has had a chance to enjoy their labors, stopping in to see a particularly beautiful or unusual piece (many photos of which you will see here). “A special bonus of doing the survey is the chance to share with conveniently passing staff members. We in Conservation and Collections Management often take for granted working directly with historical objects, but running across a pre-Columbian Peruvian tunic decorated with colorful feathers or an Indian pre-cursor to the modern Parcheesi board game is a fantastic treat.”Post on:
2012-07-03 13:55:32 GMT One Thing New - The TM
From the toot-our-own-horn division - a nice little piece on One Thing New, about unsung museums.
The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.
There are so many museums on the Mall in Washington that you may wonder why you’d venture out to Kalorama for yet more art. This is why. The Textile Museum shows beautiful and historically important textiles from around the world—just awe-inspiring, amazing stuff. Bonus: You’ll actually enjoy reading the cards next to each piece, which are refreshingly free of art-world jargon.
One Thing New - Nine Unsung MuseumsPost on:
2012-08-13 13:47:26 GMT Tags: in the news
, toot our own horn
, Welcome to The Textile Museum’s tumblr!
The Textile Museum is a busy place—staff is constantly planning for upcoming exhibitions, researchers are visiting our library and collections, and public programs for all ages happen every week. Considering our upcoming move to GW in 2014, we wanted a new way to keep everyone posted on what’s happening behind the scenes. This will be a place to read more about pieces on view and some of our favorite textiles in the collection; learn about what it takes to move 19,000 textiles; receive news updates about our affiliation with GW; and whatever else comes up along the way. You can check back here for updates (there’s a handy link on our homepage), or if you tumbl, follow us!
We’ll also be linking to things here from our eFriends Newsletter (which you can sign up for here), and will still be active on Facebook and Twitter.
Have an idea of something you’d like to see here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Post on:
2012-06-26 20:52:00 GMT Textile of the Month: Silk with Peony Pattern
Like the court aristocracy, the samurai (Japan’s military nobility) reserved certain colors and patterns of silk solely for their own use. The yusoku-orimono of the buke (samurai class) were more colorful and boldly patterned that those of the kuge (court aristocrats). This fabric would have been appropriate for making a yoroi-hitatare, an outfit worn under a samurai’s armor.
Silk with peony pattern
20th century reproduction of 15th/16th-century original.
Courtesy of Hyoji Kitagawa
Photo by Renee Comet.
This piece is currently on view in Woven Treasures of Japan’s Tawaraya Workshop.Post on:
2012-06-27 14:47:00 GMT