WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT
THE ETHNIC HOME is a non-commercial blog on ethnic arts, and antique, vintage, or contemporary high-quality ethnic handicrafts and tribal items.
It is, therefore, a journey through distant cultures in the spacetime.
I aim to build “bridges over troubled waters”; to surpass cultural prejudices, biases, and stereotypes; to connect what is perceived or conceived as separated; to help you see an invaluable resource in our human diversity.
I was born in a multi-ethnic family which encompassed Catholics, Protestants, and Hebrews, rich and poor people, senior executives and peasants, blue-eyed and black-haired. I was born on a continent, grew up in another, studied in more than four different languages. When I was younger, I felt I belonged to nowhere; moreover, I was an aspie, a maverick, an independent by nature, a multipotentialite, a rebel, the opposite of a docile and compliant person.
In brief, I felt like an alien fallen down into the wrong planet.
Then I started a long journey throughout the world, across cultures, and inside myself: the more I studied, traveled, and experienced, the more I fell in love with this planet, and the more I realized I’m a part of it.
Now, I know where my home is, and I’d like to open it to all of you.
I can see bridges where others see crevasses and I’d like to share my gaze with you.
Let’s fill the world with unexpected bridges among spacetime distant cultures, among detached disciplines, between decorative or applied arts and “fine arts”, among academic research and pop subcultures. Among people, above all.