Research on Clothing of Ancient Characters in Murals of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and Artworks of Sutra Cave Lost Overseas (Published)
At the beginning of the twentieth century (1900), the Sutra Cave of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang (presently numbered Cave 17) was discovered by accident. This cave contained tens of thousands of scriptures, artworks, and silk paintings, and became one of the four major archeological discoveries of modern China. The discovery of these texts, artworks, and silk paintings in Dunhuang shook across China and around the world. After the discovery of Dunhuang’s Sutra Cave, expeditions from all over the world flocked to Dunhuang to acquire tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts, silk paintings, embroidery, and other artworks that had been preserved in the Sutra Cave, as well as artifacts from other caves such as murals, clay sculptures, and woodcarvings, causing a significant volume of Dunhuang’s cultural relics to become lost overseas. The emergent field of Tunhuangology, the study of Dunhuang artifacts, has been entirely based on the century-old discovery of the Sutra Cave in Dunhuang’s Mogao Grottoes and the texts and murals unearthed there. However, the dress and clothing of the figures in these lost artworks and cultural relics has not attracted sufficient attention from academic experts. The author has therefore systematically researched the dress and clothing worn by all characters in the ancient murals and artworks of Dunhuang’s Sutra Cave in the hope that this research will provide valuable information for the study of ancient clothing.
Uses of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning of Clothing and Textiles in Ebonyi State University (Published)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the uses of information and communication technology in teaching and learning. Clothing and textile in Ebonyi State University Abakiliki, Nigeria. Two specific objectives with two null hypotheses guided the study. Design of the study was a survey. The population consisted of 106(10 staffs and 96 students of Home Economics Education). There was no sampling because the population was manageable. Questionnaire was used for data collection while frequency and mean statistics where used to analyze the data. Result revealed that I.C.T such as computer and projectors are not used in the teaching and learning of clothing and textile in Ebonyi State University Abakiliki. There is no significant difference between mean level of staff and students of Home Economics education on the uses of computer and projector in teaching and learning of clothing and textile in the area of study. It was recommended among others, that there should be at least one computer and data projector in each classroom and the entire classrooms should be equipped with smart boards.