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Asia

Among other parts of the world Asia stands out the most contrast for height relief. Here are the highest on Earth, mountain ranges and greatest plateau, lowland extensive and deepest continental depression. Such a relief – the result of a long history of development of the Eurasian landmass.

The oldest sections of the Asian land mass, as on other continents, is represented by Precambrian platforms. But unlike other continents, which were formed around a nucleus of an ancient platform, in Asia there are several such cores. In the North – that the Siberian, on the East – a Chinese platform. South Asia is also highlighted between the Indostan and the Arabian platform, which are “strangers”. This is part of ancient Gondwana, and later joined the Eurasian lithospheric plate.

Unlike the ancient Asian European sustainable platform more mobile. They experienced vertical tectonic movements on deep faults. As a consequence, plain, formed on these platforms, the exalted. The Central plateau – the highest among similar types of plains. The relatively flat plains of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent have raised edges. For the great China plain characterized by dissected.

In the Paleozoic between the Siberian and Chinese platforms have any folding Continue reading

Jewelry Japan

A variety of interesting cultural phenomena of the history of Japan is not so rich in the traditions of jewelry art. According to archaeological research, a gold ring, belonging to the sixth century of our era, is losing popularity to the eighth century and only in the mid-nineteenth century jewel found among the ornaments of the rich Japanese women, which she wears with a kimono. By the end of the nineteenth century created the production, which will become a symbol of Japanese art jewelry – Mikimoto pearls.

In all these periods, of course, in Japan there were different types of jewelry, but the usual in our understanding of the style. Kanzashi and combs for the hair, fans. cords-braids, kumihimo. netsuke, oblong wooden buttons. Of course, these decorations have no equivalent in Western culture jewelry production.

One of the first types of jewelry Western character, which took in Japan, became a brooch, not because its worn directly on your body. All for the same reason, because of the reluctance to “change” your body, it is very difficult earrings were made location among Japanese women, and nowadays not so often that you meet Japanese women with pierced ears.

And therefore, we can say that the real history of Japanese jewelry production begins after the Second world war. Many major manufacturers, Continue reading

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Asia
Among other parts of the world Asia stands out the most contrast for height relief. Here are the highest on Earth, mountain ranges and greatest plateau, lowland extensive and deepest…

Continue reading →