bamboo, bamboo art, cheng-tsung feng, taiwan

Taiwanese Bamboo Art: The Breathtaking Masterpieces From Cheng-Tsung Feng

Cheng-Tsung Feng has taken the art world by storm with his interesting medium — bamboo. His bamboo art finds a beautiful balance between the ancient and the modern, the normal and the eccentric, and between raw talent and mastered dexterity. The Taiwanese bamboo artist is internationally recognized for his modern take on bamboo art. He’s ...

Nathan Machoka

The 'Meeting Dome.'

The Meaning Behind a Gift of Chopsticks

Chopsticks originated in ancient China and have become unique to Eastern culture. Not only are they part of the essential tableware of daily meals, but giving them as a gift has become part of Chinese culture and holds a special meaning.  The legend of chopsticks While there are several legends about the origin of chopsticks, ...

Tatiana Denning

Two colorful ceramic bowls, one blue with a white design and the other coral with a white design, have wooden chopsticks resting on top of them.

The Incredible Medicinal Properties of Bamboo

Bamboo is the tallest member of the grass family and is known to have several pharmacological uses. There are more than 1,600 species across 120 genera. Its shoots are rich in vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals while being very low in fat. Combating various types of cancer Bamboo contains a class of complex organic polymers ...

Raven Montmorency

A pile of bamboo.

There Is No Such Thing as Organic Bamboo Clothing

While fabrics marketed as organic bamboo clothing are gaining popularity worldwide, it turns out that no organic bamboo textiles have actually been certified. Behind the apparent fraud is the Chinese industry giant Tenbro. The amount of “organic” bamboo fabric Tenbro exports annually is 20 times greater than the amount of American-produced organic cotton exported annually. ...

Raven Montmorency

A grove of bamboo.