Janggay is a set of brass or silver fingernails worn by Bajao (Badjaw) women when dancing to enhance their already bent fingers. There are short unadorned janggay nails and there are longer ones that are flower tipped. (The fingernails also mimic the claws of the birds and is considered one of
Chiffon, from the French word for a cloth or rag, is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S-and Z- twist crepe (high-twist) yarns. The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough feel. Chiffon is made from cotton, silk or
A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusc. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth,
The Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) is a large and brightly coloured bird of the pheasant family native to South Asia, but introduced and semi-feral in many other parts of the world. The species was first named and described by Linnaeus in 1758. The name Pavo cristatus is still in use now. The male peacock is predominantly
In Nineteenth Century Britain, it was the fashionable thing among the wealthy for “Lady’s Maids” (personal maid who assisted a woman) to be French. The craze was such that some who could not find the genuine article instead hired English maids who spoke some French and gave them French names.
Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films have been characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an aestheticization of violence that often results in the exhibition of neo-noir characteristics. Kill Bill, a highly stylized “revenge flick” in the cinematic traditions of Chinese Martial Arts, spaghetti westerns and Italian
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. It is a portrait created around the Jazz Age that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the