The History Behind This Intricately Embroidered Punjabi Textile

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The History Behind This Intricately Embroidered Punjabi Textile

Traditionally in Punjabi culture, when a daughter was born, the women in the family would immediately begin creating decadent phulkaris that would one day be used in her wedding celebrations. As an important component of a girl’s material wealth, the unembroidered cloth was a canvas for Punjabi women’s feelings and inspirations. Punjabi girls were taught how to embroider by their mothers at a young age and would eventually teach their own daughters the same skills, passing down a tradition of ph

Must-See Natural Springs In All 50 States

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Must-See Natural Springs In All 50 States

For soaking, splashing, swimming, or sipping, who can say no to natural mineral waters? A good long soak or a refreshing splash or sip can mean instant rejuvenation. Whether a posh spa fits your style or you’d prefer to hike to an unimproved and rustic pool or historic site for “taking the waters,” the U.S. has much to offer. So, pack your sneakers, a plastic jug, and swimsuit (or not—several of these locations are clothing-optional) and get ready for a good sip or soak. Alabama Photo Credit:

8 International Winter Cocktails Sure to Warm You up

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8 International Winter Cocktails Sure to Warm You up

A traditional cocktail can tell you just as much about a region’s culture as a signature dish or a popular landmark. From summer spritzes in Italy to the varied types of pisco sours in Peru or Chile, cocktails bring together all the best and most beloved flavors of a region with a boozy twist. While some of these drinks are year-round affairs, many cultures have familiar recipes designated for colder months to fight the chill and celebrate seasonal flavors. If you’re looking to venture outside