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    During my stay in Shiraz, Iran I knew this superbe craftsman. The name of this craft is “GhalamZani”-a kind of engraving handicraft in which superb designs arecreated on various kinds of flat metals, such as gold, silver and copper.

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    Every Saturday, the main craft market square of Otavalo, Ecuador, Plaza de Ponchos, explodes through the streets in all directions with vendors selling everything from large wood spoons to live chickens. The market was alive with energy as all the local artisans from the area converged in the central plaza, and many of the adjoining streets, of this small town to sell their goods. The tradition...

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    Abushe lives in Jinka, south Ethiopia. I met him in front of a restaurant during my tour of the Omo Valley. Blue eyes are considered a rare occurrence among Africans. His amazing blue eyes stem from a condition called Waardenburgh syndrome. Waardenburg syndrome is named after the researcher P.J Waardenburg who first precisely described the disorder in 1951. The condition can cause hearing loss...