A painting by Bernhard Strigel representing the extended Habsburg family

Anthropology: Renaissance Fashion Trends Influence on Modern Society

History The Renaissance was a flourishing period in world history, with a significant impact on the Western hemisphere. At that time, there were many ways to show one’s wealth, economic, and social status, but one of the most exciting and … Continue reading Anthropology: Renaissance Fashion Trends Influence on Modern Society

Mass gathering at Rio Carnival at the Sambadrome with elite samba schools participating.

Anthropology: A Look into Rio Carnival, one of Earth’s Greatest Annual Festivals

A great Brazilian Annual Festival, the Rio carnival has impressed millions of visitors across the world. The center of attraction is the Samba Dance. Further Afro-European culture gets reflected. Furthermore, a glimpse of the perfect Brazilian culture gets portrayed in … Continue reading Anthropology: A Look into Rio Carnival, one of Earth’s Greatest Annual Festivals

Aran Sweaters: The History and Myth Busting

The Aran sweater has a long history and culture. The first written record of an ‘Aran sweater’ or geansai as we call them in Ireland was in; 1940 where the knitting patterns were first shared in a magazine. What once began as a functional solution for Aran Island fishermen going out on the rough and cold Atlantic, is now an iconic fashion item. After first appearing in Vogue magazine in 1956 its popularity skyrocketed. Worn by Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen among many others the Aran sweater’s popularity was well established. Aran sweaters still make appearances in popular … Continue reading Aran Sweaters: The History and Myth Busting