Folklore factsDance quiz
Where is this traditional dress from?
Andalusia. In Spain, every autonomous region has its own national costume.
Where is this dance from?
Ireland. Irish dancing is notable for its rapid leg and foot movements, body and arms being kept largely stationary.
What are Japanese folding screens called?
Byōbu are Japanese folding screens made from several joined panels, bearing decorative painting and calligraphy, used to separate interiors and enclose private spaces. The term figuratively means "protection from wind", which suggests that the original purpose of byōbu was blocking drafts.
What is the Hawaiian wreath of flowers called?
Lei. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. It was popularized through tourism between the Hawaiian Islands and the continental United States in the 19th and 20th centuries.
What African musical instrument is that?
Mbira. The mbira consists of a wooden board with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. It is a particularly common musical instrument of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Shona people of Zimbabwe, often played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.