Twenty-six vendors set up booths on April 13 for the annual Window on the World event in the Hooper Eblen Center to offer historical and cultural information about French, Indian, Native American, African and various other cultures.
Vendors offered ethnic foods, jewelry, clothing and skin treatment.
At the African booth, Carolyn Ross handed out samples of shea butter.
Shea butter comes from the nut of the African Karite tree in West Africa. The nuts are picked, smashed and boiled. Ross said a lot of work goes into making the butter.
“The butter is sold to companies like Jergens and made into different skin products, but I just put it in a jar. It doesn’t need anything else,” Ross said.
Dance groups performed the Chinese Lion dance, Irish Step dance, and Flamenco dance.
“We really do have such a diverse community that is not often showcased. I think it’s great that Tech does this every year,” Emily Thomas, a senior history student working at the French booth, said.