April - May - June
2006


Western's World - many cultures from around the world


Western Oregon University brings a variety of cultures to Monmouth, Oregon,
including students from the following countries
:

(Click on any country to see their flag and country's information upclose)

Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Canada
Ecuador
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Hungary
India
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya

Mexico
Nepal
Netherlands
North Korea
People's Republic of China
Peru
Phillipines
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vietnam
Wales



Students from countries represented in the exhibit donated their
own personal belongings to in order to show off their cultures.

GHANA
Ghana Exhibit
Ghana Exhibit 2

Small representation of a Chief’s cushion (left)

Small drum (above left)

~Courtesy loan from Ligali Harruna

Woodblock prints on cloth made into cards (above)

Dress and head wrap (above)

Bead and shell necklaces made by village women (above)

~Courtesy Loan from Victoria Abioye-Oyewusi


Magazine with chief’s image on cover (left)

Map of Accra, the capital of Ghana (right)

Monies from Ghana (front)

~Courtesy Loan from Victoria Abioye-Oyewusi



GREECE
Greece Exhibit 1
Greece Exhibit 2
Traditional Embrodery (center)

Small Greek Icon of the Virgin Mary (Eleousa, meaning tender touch) with Christ child (right)

Books written in Greek (back)

Evil Eye medallion and worry beads (right)

~Courtesy loan from Cornelia Paraskevas


Shadow puppets (center and left, on the pole)

Dolls representing traditional dress: male & female
(right)

Reproduction Cycladic Statue from the Cyclides Isle (left)


~Courtesy loan from Cornelia Paraskevas


JAPAN
Japan Exhibit 1
Japan Exhibit 2
Geta shoes with tabi socks (above left)

Lion figurine (above left)

Dog figurines (center)

Patterned string ball (center)

Men’s Kimono (above right)

~Courtesy loan from Darrin Divers

Folded paper doll (center)

Tea ceremony cups (center)

Mask (right)

~Courtesy loan from Darrin Divers

Japanese Children’s books

Japanese Tile Game

~Courtesy loan from Heather Shinn


 
KENYA
 
VIETNAM
 
Kenya ExhibitVietnam Exhibit
Black wooden carving representing
activities from village life (above)

Woven basket (behind carving)

Bead jewelry made by village women (left)

~ Courtesy loan from Francis Kamweti

Tricycle model - traditional transportation. It is used for many purposes. Tourists often enjoy having a ride on it while touring around towns. (left)

Wooden dolls representing the various regions of Vietnam (above: left-middle region; middle- Southern region; right-Northern region)

Postcards from Vietnam

~Courtesy loan from Duy Nguyen


THE MIDDLE EAST
The Middle East - Turkey
The Middle East- Saudia Arabia

TURKEY

Prayer rug (left)

Old money from Turkey (right)

~Courtesy loan from Jeanette Ferguson

SAUDIA ARABIA

Soda cans (right and above)

Money from Saudia Arabia (above)

Sultan’s pipe (far right)

~Courtesy loan from Jeanette Ferguson



Location:
2nd Floor Lobby

Curators:

Lee Clarkson
Jeanette Ferguson
Allison Mack
Heather Shinn
Samantha Spidell

Under the supervision of Dr. Emily Plec


This page was modified April 2, 2008 , L.N.D.