The lunar calendar is used in Islam to determine each of the religious holidays. As the 9th month of the lunar calendar is approaching, people all over the world are prepping for the next crescent moon…the crescent moon that marks the beginning of Ramadan.
From dusk to Rama’dawn…
(Gunung Agung, Indonesia)
Islamic patterned fabrics are turned into tents and lanterns that light up the streets…
Evening feasts are prepared and shared amongst family, friends and neighbors…
And people from all corners of the globe come together to celebrate as one giant community.
Although the traditions may differ from country to country, the core of Ramadan remains the same…a month of spiritual reflection.
Thanks to several travelers, we’re remembering Ramadan this month too with fabrics from several Ramadan-ready countries:
Here’s to this month of reflection and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
The Middle East is known for its ancient history, vast deserts, and religious roots.
From being caught in the pyramid-dle of history in Cairo, to taking in the Israeli great views of Jerusalem, to resting on the Abu’ndant sands of Abu Dhabi.
It’s been 8 years since the idea for Taaluma Totes was born while on a life-changing trip to Uganda.
Since then, we’ve been able to fund 41 microloans for small business owners living in Uganda.
From Moses, a 24-year-old coffee farmer who used his loan to buy mulch.
Taaluma travelers have had a very gouda time in Holland over the years.
From getting caught in a Holland-daze over the beauty of the land (and to becoming a big fan of the windmills), to discovering the magical world of Nether-Netherland, to having a wheely good time petal-ing around the city.