Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Terms of the Day for September 2

  • Symmetry – the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.
  • Padung-Padung– (peh-DANG peh-DANG) Sumatran traditional earrings made of folded silver wire shaped to resemble both male and female genitalia.  They symbolize the shifting power relations between a husband and wife.
  • Hinggi Cloth– (hen-GHEE) a traditional Indonesian cloth, generally worn by men, whose patterning is thought to be representative of social, religious, and political structures within village life.

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