THE JOURNAL

leather journal

HISTORY ~ CULTURE ~ SOIL
"The land tells the story of a country, just as the face the life of a man, and in collecting the soils of the earth, each sample comes to represent the life of its nation. But in even more detail, there is the story of the specific place where each was collected, and by whom and how. And often there's a tale in the torturous route that the soil must take to reach the artist. Here we present some of those stories, and hope to include them all in time."

 

 
COUNTRY
DATE SOIL COLLECTED
COMMON GROUND 191 ARTICLE
WORD for
"PEACE"
MORE INFORMATION
Afghanistan I
8/19/2004
"Pashto" / "Dari" (Persian)

BBC Articles & Videos

Afghanistan II
4/2/2010
Collected at Blue Mosque, Maraz e Sharif Story to Follow
"Salaam"
Albania
8/12/2006
"Page"
Algeria
9/21/2003
"Salaam" / "Paix"
Andorra
5/29/09
"Pau" / "Pax" / "Paix"
Angola
7/31/2006
"Paz"
Antigua & Barbuda
5/15/2006
"Peace"
Argentina
1/04/2006
"La Paz"
Armenia
10/29/2006
"Khaghaghutiun"
Australia
12/30/2003
"Peace"
Austria
10/25/2005
"Der Friede"
Azerbaijan
1/17/2006
"Sulh" / "Mir"
Bahamas
3/3/2004
"Peace"
Bahrain
2/2/2006
"Salam"
Bangladesh
6/19/2006
"Shanti"
Barbados
6/11/2007
"Peace"
Belarus
9/9/2005
"Mir" / "Pakoj"
Belgium
3/5/2003
"Vrede" / "Paix" / "Frieden"
Belize
7/08/2006
"La Paz"
Benin
08/04/2006
"La Paix"
Bhutan
06/2008
"Gzhi-bde"
"Zhidye"
Bolivia
5/25/2003
"Paz"
Bolivia II
10/2009
"Paz"
Bosnia & Herzegovina
02/09/07
"Mir" / "Spoko"
Botswana
12/25/2004
"Setswana"
Brazil
8/24/2005
"A Paz"
Brunei
10/08/2006
"Aman Scjahtcra"
Bulgaria
7/1/2005
"Mir"
Burundi
07/24/2006
"Amahoro"
Burundi II
07/12/2008
   
Burkina Faso
10/16/2006
"Lafi"
Cambodia
11/29/2006
"Khmer"
Cameroon
1/17/2007
"Banfang Mbovani"
Canada
11/23/2005
"Peace"

Cape Verde

2/2007
"Paz"
Central African Republic
11/06/2006
"Sirri"
Chad
8/07/2006
"Al-Salaam"
Chile
1/31/2004
"La Paz"
China
9/2003
"T-njo/Heping"
China II
2/17/2011
Story to Follow
China III
9/02/2011
Colombia
7/13/2006
"La Paz"
Comoros
1/23/2008
"Salaam" / "Paix"
Congo (Dem.Rep.)
10/2003
"Paix" / "Nye"
Congo II (Dem.Rep.)
7/18/2008
"Paix" / "Kikomoi"
   
Congo (Republic)
1/16/2007
"Kagiso" / “Paix"
Costa Rica
10/26/2005
"La Paz"
Cote d'Ivoire
5/08/2008
"La Paix"
Croatia
2/12/2006
"Mir"
Croatia II
7/12/2008
   
Cuba
10/09/2007
"La Paz"
Cyprus
1/15/2006
"Irini" / "Baris"
Czech Republic
6/20/2005
"Mir"
Denmark
4/18/2005
"Fred"
Dijbouti
4/26/2008
"Paix" / "Salaam" / "Nabada"
Dominica
7/16/2007
"Peace" / "Paix"
Dominican Republic
3/17/2007
"Paz"
Ecuador
7/15/2006
"La Paz"
Egypt
9/8/2003
"Salam"
Egypt II
2/26/2011
     
El Salvador
5/4/2006
"La Paz"
Equatorial Guinea
6/28/10
"La Paz"
Eritrea
5/19/2007
"Salam"
Estonia
3/3/2006
"Rahu"
Ethiopia
3/5/2005
"Nabada"
Ethiopia II
11/08
 
Fiji
6/10/2003
"Vakacegu"
Fiji II
7/2008
Finland
8/10/2006
"Rauha"
France
7/8/2003
"La Paix"
France II
9/2012
View Photos >>
Story to Follow
"La Paix"
Gabon
8/31/2006
"La Paix"
Gambia (The)
3/27/2007
"Kairo" / "Jamma"
Georgia
8/27/2007
"Mir"
Germany
8/23/2005
"Der Frieden"
Germany II
9/15/2011
 
Ghana
9/1/2004
"Goom Jiggi"
Ghana II
9/15/2010
Story to follow
"Goom Jiggi"
Greece
6/5/2005
"Irini"
Greece II
7/3/2012
"Irini"
Grenada
11/04/2007
"La Paix", "Peace"
Guatemala
1/25/2006
"La Paz"
Guinea
4/09/2007
French:  "Paix"
Susu:
"Bognèsah"
Malinke: "Djusu Suma"
Pular: "Bhouttou"

Economist.com
AllAfrica.com

Guinea Bissau
06/09/2009
"Paz"
Guyana
11/11/2006
"Peace" / "Lape" / "Ashtiurdu"
Haiti
12/04/2007
"Lape"
Haiti II
4/24/2008
"Lape"
Honduras
7/01/2006
"La Paz"
Hungary
11/18/2005
"Beke"
Iceland
2/5/2006
"Fridur" / "Rauha"
India
3/13/2004
"Shanti"
India II
Jan/Feb 2012
"Shanti"
Indonesia
10/24/2003
"Damai" / "Keamanan"
Iran
7/23/2004
"Salam" / "Amniat" (Farsi)
Iraq
2/3/2005
"Salam" / "Hasiti" (Kurd)
Iraq II
01/06/09
"Salam" / "Hasiti" (Kurd)
Ireland
1/13/2006
"Siochain"
Israel
2/13/2006
"Shalom"
Italy
7/25/2003
"La Pace"
Italy II
7/11/2009
Story to Follow
"La Pace"
Jamaica
10/02/2006
"Patois"
Japan
8/9/2004
"Heiwa"
Jordan
9/01/2006
"Salam"
Jordan II
7/07/2008
Kazakhstan
2/16/2008
"Mir"
Kenya
1/28/2005
"Amani"
Kenya II
7/21/2008
Kiribati
8/25/2006
"Te Rau" / "Raoi"
Economist.com
Kuwait
1/26/2005
"Salam"
Kyrgyzstan
1/26/2008
"Mir"
Laos
4/30/2008
"Kwamsa" / "Santiphap"
Latvia
1/21/2006
"Miers"
Lebanon
6/23/2003
"Salam"
Lesotho
5/05/2007
"Khotso"
Liberia
9/13/2006
"Peace"
Libya
6/8/09
"Salam"
Liechtenstein
8/19/08
"Der Friede"
Liechtenstein II
8/23/09
Lithuania
9/9/2005
"Taika"
Luxembourg
5/1/2005
"Friod" / "Fridden"
Madagascar
2/14/2008
"Fandriampahalemana"
Macedonia
12/28/2006
"Mir"
Malawi
11/20/2006
"Mtendere"
Malaysia
4/20/2007
"Aman" / "Katenteraman"
Maldives
7/09/2007
"Sulha"--
Mali
1/12/2007
"La Paix"

BBC Articles & Videos

Malta
8/12/2004
"Paci"
Marshall Islands
8/28/2007
"Ainemon"
Marshall Islands II
8/08/2008
Mauritania
9/29/2006
"Salam"

Economist.com
USAID Microlending (pdf)

Mauritius
9/12/2005
"Peace" / "Lape"
Mexico
9/8/2003
"Paz"
Micronesia (FSM)
7/24/2009
"Onpek" / "Melalilei / "Gunnammwey"
Moldova (Rep. of)
8/22/2007
"Mir"
Monaco
7/20/2008
"La Paix"
Mongolia
9/30/2006
"Enh Taiwain"
Montenegro
1/26/2007
"Mir"
Morocco
9/11/2006
"Assallam"
Mozambique
2/7/2007
"Paz"
Myanmar
3/2007
"Nyein Chan Yay"
Namibia
6/13/2004
"Vrede"
Nauru
3/2008
"Low" / "Peace"
Nepal
1/28/2008
"Saanti"
Nepal II
12/10/2009
"Saanti"
Netherlands
9/13/2003
"Vrede"
New Zealand
10/16/2005
"Rongo"
Nicaragua
4/04/2007
"Paz"
Niger
10/09/2006
"Lumana" / "Paix"
Nigeria
9/14/2005
"Alaafia"
North Korea (DPRK)
09/04/2011
View Video >>
Story to Follow
--
Norway
6/23/2003
"Fred"
Oman
9/11/2006
"Salam"
Pakistan
8/02/2006
"Aman"
Palau
11/15/2006
"Budech"

BBC Articles & Videos
Travel Info

World War II Battle

Panama
7/30/2005
"Paz"
Papua New Guinea
10/15/2007
"Peace"
Paraguay
9/2006
"Paz"
Peru
11/17/2005
"Paz"
Philippines
6/3/2005
"Kareenan" / "Katahimakan"
Poland
6/7/2004
"Pokoj"
Portugal
4/6/2004
"A Paz"
Qatar
9/3/2005
"Salam"
Romania
2/8/2007
"La Pace"
Russia
8/1/2003
"Mir"
Rwanda
4/21/2007
"Ama Horo" / "La Paix"
Rwanda II
7/19/2008
Saint Kitts & Nevis
7/08/2007
"Peace"
St. Lucia
8/02/2007
"Peace" / "Paix"
St. Vincent & Grenadines
7/24/2007
"Peace"
Samoa
9/20/2003
"Filemu"
San Marino
7/23/2009
Story to Follow
"La Pace" / "Pace"
Sao Tome & Principe
9/02/2006
"Paz"
Saudi Arabia
1/28/2006
"Salam"
Senegal
10/18/2005
"Paix"
Serbia
8/27/2005
 
Seychelles
4/01/2007
 "Lape"

BBC Articles & Videos

Economist.com

Sierra Leone
11/01/2006
sierra leone
"Vrede"
Singapore
5/1/2005
"Peace" / "Keamana"
Slovakia
8/20/2005
"Pokoj"
Slovenia
12/1/2005
"Mir"
Solomon Islands
10/29/2008
"Peace"
Somalia
3/2008
"Nabad Da"
South Africa
5/2/2004
"Vrede"

Economist.com

South Africa II
10/2007
"Vrede"

BBC Articles & Videos

LonelyPlanet.com

South Korea
4/2006
"Pyung Hwa"
Spain
9/25/2003
"La Paz"
Sri Lanka
7/09/2007
Sinhala: "Saamaya"
Tamil:
"Samaadhaanam"
Sudan
1/15/2006
"Salam"
South Sudan
3/07/2011
Suriname
10/3/2004
"Vrede" / "Shanti"
Swaziland
8/22/2007
"Kuthula"
Syria
1/12/2007
"Salam"

Economist.com

Sweden
5/20/2005
"Fred"
Switzerland
11/3/2003
"Fride"
Tajikistan
3/2007
"Mir" / "Sulh"

Economist.com

Tanzania
12/31/2003
"Amani"
Tanzania II
06/26/08
"Amani"
   
Thailand
10/10/2003
"Santipap" / "Santiphap"
Thailand II
11/04/2008
Timor Leste
7/1/09
--
--
--
Togo
9/15/2006
"Kukombuoku"
Tonga
2007
"Melino"
Tonga II
8/14/2008
"Melino"
Trinidad & Tobago
11/17/2005
"Peace"
Tunisia
9/12/2006
"Paix" / "Salam"

BBC Articles & Videos

Turkey
1/1/2006
"Sulh" / "Baris"
Turkey II
4/6/2012
"Sulh" / "Baris"
Turkmenistan
06/16/2008
"Mir" / "Parahatcylyk"
Tuvalu
5/2008
"Filemu" / "Peace"
Uganda
10/23/2005
"Amani"
Uganda II
7/19/2008
Ukraine
11/25/2005
"Mir"
United Arab Emirates
8/20/2005
"Salam"
United Kingdom
9/15/2003
"Peace"
United Kingdom II
9/10/2011

United States

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"Peace"
Uruguay
12/23/2004
"La Paz"
Uzbekistan
9/27/2006
"Tinclik"
Vanuatu
8/23/08
"Pis/Paix/Peace"
Venezuela
12/26/2007
"Paz"
Vietnam
1/11/2007
"Hoa-Binh"
Yemen
9/19/2006
"Salam"

Economist.com

Zambia
5/10/2004
"Runyararo" /
"Ukuthula"
Zimbabwe
5/01/2007
Zimbabwe II
6/01/2007
Collection Site: www.napafrica.org

albania

angola

antigua

armenia

bahrain

bangladesh

belarus

belize

benin

bosnia

brunei

burkina faso

burundi

cameroon

chad

colombia

croatia

cyprus

ecuador

estonia

saotome principe

togo

romania

mongolia

vietnam

malawi

paraguay

car

nicaragua

oman

 

 

 

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