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Industrial Design Student - Final Year, Northumbria University

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How do different cultures treat heirlooms their history?

We as humans all have memories and we're all biologically programmed to respond to sight, sound, touch and so on. Heirlooms and trinkets play on these senses and allow a fantastic view into the past. How do different cultures and societies treat heirlooms?


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    Nov 27 2013: For most of the times,heirloom is considered to be certain stuff,"something old",this wedding tradition in the US first came to my mind.BUT it doesn't have to be materialistic(to some extent)all the time.I am emphasizing the value not the price of it.We have acupuncture in our culture,and it is more than so called the "method of stopping pain and curing disease".Add some new dimentions and you'll find a whole new world of the magic of accupuncture.There's concept of "qi" and "qi"originally came from the book LAOZI,which is also the writer's name.Then you are driven by your curiosity and started to discover and try to apprehend the Confucian philosophy in which shows the prefiguring of an idealistic society that saints have imagined.That's the time when you look back and say"oh,that's what is all about,SO MUCH!"
    • Nov 28 2013: Thank you, a lot of information there! Whats do you believe the future is of heirlooms when digital means of recording our history are being used more and more?

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