Austrian Imperial Sceptor displayed at the Schatzkammer, Vienna, Austria. Six layers of ornamentation lie beneath the bezel settings of the main diamond clasps. Similar to the Crown and Imperial Orb, a large blue sapphire serves as the crowning ornament
Indonesian batik cloth: what was once the "compulsory outfit of politicians' wives at state functions" has now become a mainstream fashion item. Popularized by Jakarta's Bin House, batik is a method of applying a design to fabric by using hot wax. After the fabric is dyed, it is then boiled to remove the wax and reveal an intricate pattern. Josephine Komara, or Obin, of Bin House explains the intensiveness of the cloth's creation process in an interview with BBC.
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The Buzludzha Monument was built toward the end of the Cold War by the Bulgarian communist regime, who hoped it would serve as a prominent and official headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist Party. The UFO-esque building was the site of many state functions, with Lenin and Marx posters and a red-star ceiling setting the ambiance. Though the monument was abandoned and closed to the public in 1989, sneaky explorers continue to venture in to gaze at the otherworldly dome.