Berber Motifs

There are more than a hundred thousand Berber motifs. Distributed for millennia throughout North Africa, they are everywhere: on murals, paintings,...

Cartographer: Matrakci Nasuh

Nasuh bin Karagöz bin Abdullah el-Visokavi el-Bosnavî, or Nasuh el-Matrakči ibn Karađoz ibn Abdullah el-Visokavi el-Bosnevi, commonly known as...

Diwan Abatur and the Mandaeans

Mandaeans are the adherents of Mandaeism, a gnostic religion that originated in Mesopotamia in the first tree centuries CE. The majority of...

Ingratitude

A comic based on an Eskimo fable. Every day, brothers go hunting, but - alas! While they're away, someone is sneaking in and sewing clothes for...

Japan: a Fashionable Melange

The commercial power of the English-speaking race which now rules the world drives our people into some knowledge of their commercial ways and...

Lost in translation

"Words belong to each other," Virginia Woolf said in the only surviving recording of her voice, a magnificent meditation on the beauty of language....

The Jinn of Mehmed Siyah Qalam

Jinn (sg. jinni) are supernatural beings in Arabian folklore; some regard them as angels and some as demons, yet they are neither. While man was...