ICATS exists to promote traditional arts and societies, the two of which are deeply integrated. Examples of traditional arts include:

  • basket weaving (associated with native American cultures)
  • pottery (now associated with many traditional African cultures)
  • tapestry and heraldry (Western European cultures)
  • traditional watch-making (Switzerland but also Germany)
  • mosaic, icon painting, and religious woodcarving (associated with Eastern Christianity)
  • traditional dancing (cross-cutting across almost all cultures)
  • Japanese traditional arts (Shodo (Calligraphy), Ikebana (Flower Arranging) Ukiyo-e (Woodblock Prints) Shikki (Lacquerware) Tea Ceremony. Kodo (Incense Appreciation) Traditional Dance)
  • Chinese traditional arts including calligraphy and scroll painting
  • mask creation (African but also Himalayan traditional cultures)

ICATS will feature specific articles on each of these traditional arts.

Last modified: January 4, 2020