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Folk art

  1. 1. Folk ArtFestival<br />Santa Fe, New Mexico<br />
  2. 2. What is Folk Art?<br />Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring trades people.<br />.<br />
  3. 3. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.<br />Annie Scott-<br /> South CarolinaWest African-Senegal<br /> & Sierra Leone<br />
  4. 4. Other terms that overlap with folk art are naïve art, Arts Primitive, Pop art, outsider art, traditional art, Tribal art, "self-taught" art and even "working class" art. <br />
  5. 5. Subject-Style<br /> Ethnographic Art according to……<br />Tradition/Customs<br />Belief systems, ceremony, religion<br />Wealth, level status in community<br />Choice of Materials<br />Environmental availability/ trading <br />Medicinal, Magical, and Religious properties<br />
  6. 6. International Folk Art marketEntrance<br />
  7. 7. Oaxaca, Mexico<br />
  8. 8. South Africa<br />
  9. 9. Jaheni Mkhize – South AfricaTelephone wire<br />
  10. 10. Leonorah Mdanisi and the Shangaan and Venda Women of the Giyani Region<br />
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  12. 12. Beadwork<br />
  13. 13. Martina Navarro - Mexico<br />
  14. 14. GuatemalaBackstrap Looms<br />
  15. 15. Ecuador<br />
  16. 16. Ecuador<br />
  17. 17. Mexico<br />
  18. 18. Peru<br />
  19. 19. Shanti Bai Kalahalli, India<br />
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  21. 21. ElhadjiKoumamaTuaregTraditionNiger WestAfrica<br />
  22. 22. Tuareg Men & WomenWear talisman amulets / boxes<br />
  23. 23. Tuareg Amuletstcherot talisman boxes made of silver, brass, and /or copper. Contains papers written from the Koran, magic formulae or potions. Khomissar pendent given to each daughter upon the 17th birthday<br />
  24. 24. Tuareg Crosses: Now worn by women, before passed down from father to son, “My son, I give you the four corners of the world because one cannot know where one will die.” The four directional arms of the cross will disperse all evil to the four directions.Tuareg Rings: Passed by men & women with affection. Cornelian pyramids or triangles worn by women more than men, dates back to 6,000 BC, for healing disorders & blood<br />
  25. 25. Tibetan-Prayer BoxThe design of this prayer box pendant originated in Tibet where it was used as charm container pendant called Ga’u. It was widely used by the tribes around western and eastern sub-Himalayas many centuries ago. The tribes placed charms inside the Ga’u to ward off malignant evil that caused calamities. Through keeping a charm with them by placing it in the Ga’u, they are believed to be protected from the malady of their inhospitable environment.<br />
  26. 26. Thesemi-nomadic, pastoral Samburu people of northernKenya were named by a neighboring tribe because of their striking jewelry and face paint reminiscent of colorful butterflies.<br />Rebecca LolosoliKenyaYear(s) attended: 2009 (Supported by Bridge for Africa), 2010<br />
  27. 27. Agnes PapatitiKenyaYear(s) attended: 2008, 2010Supported by BEADS for Education, Inc. Bead WorkAgnes Papatiti practices traditional glass bead work in the Kajiado District, a lightly-populated section of the Rift Valley just south of Nairobi, Kenya, where the Maasai arethe dominant population<br />
  28. 28. Color Choicescolored coded messages, examples from the Zulu<br />* A long beaded necklace made of white beads, to ward off evil spirits & or purity of love, "My heart is pure and white in the long lonely nights.”<br />Black says, “Darkness prevents my coming to you.”<br />Pink stands for poverty<br />Green, coolness<br />Blue stands for rejection, “You are a noisy bird.”<br />New Mexico- Turquoise stands for the sky<br />
  29. 29. Turkmen Women’s Active Rights Association (TWARA)AfghanistanYear(s) attended: 2010Turkmen Women’s Active Rights Association (TWARA) Embroidery, Jewelry and WeavingGhulamullah Muradi, marketing manager for the Turkmen Women Active Rights Association (TWARA), was born in northern Afghanistan but immigrated to Pakistan. He learned carpet weaving from his mother, and in 2005, helped found TWARA and its affiliated handicraft association, which supports 300 minority Turkmen women artists who make felt rugs, jewelry, hand-loomed textiles, embroidery, and carpets. The group identifies communities with low literacy rates in remote areas of Afghanistan, helping women to promote traditional crafts while teaching them health care, parenting, and other life skills. <br />
  30. 30. Turkmenistan<br />
  31. 31. Mamur RakhmanovUzbekistanYear(s) attended: 2009, 2010JewelryUzbek women throughout the ages have adorned themselves with jewelry, not only for beautification and defining status, but also for protection from illness and the evil eye. Today, Mamur continues Uzbek traditions of producing finely made jewelry by incorporating designs of the past for decorative and ceremonial purposes. Mamur uses both gold and silver and incorporates semi-precious stones to add bold, rich accents. He is famous for using fine filigree in many of his pieces. He was taught by one of the well-known jewelry masters of the region and owns his own shop where he produces and sells his wares. <br />
  32. 32. Nodir Bakhshilloevich DjumaevUzbekistanYear(s) attended: 2010JewelryNodir Djumaev’s jewelry is luxurious and sophisticated. Using techniques dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries in Bukhara, Located in Uzbekistan along the Silk Road, Bukhara has long been a crossroads for culture, religion and trade. The jewelry, replete with its precious and semi-precious encrusted stones such as rubies, sapphires, cornelian, agates, jasper, corals, pearls, turquoise, opal and tourmaline, represented rare objects fit for royalty. While silver was used throughout the region, gold was used only in the court of khans and in the court of the Bukhara Emir. The work Nodir produces retains that certain royal significance today. <br />
  33. 33. Women’s earrings from Kokand, Uzbekistan, 19th century<br />
  34. 34. Ben-Zion DavidNear East Israel Year(s) attended: 2010JewelryFor hundreds of years, Yemenite Jews have maintained a closely-guarded tradition of jewelry-making using precious metals. Their tools and techniques have been passed down as family secrets from one generation to the next, protecting a heritage and a livelihood that has constituted a special role for Yemenite Jews in spite of their low social status. In his workshop and gallery in Old Jaffa, Israel, Ben-Zion David is seeking to revive this disappearing art form, which he learned from his father and grandfather. David uses traditional tools to shape sterling silver, semi-precious stones, lava, coral and archaeological artifacts into filigree jewelry of all sorts, including ceremonial items that have been used for centuries by Yemenite Jews. Today, this jewelry continues to play an important role in Jewish Yemenite culture, particularly in the elaborate, layered headdresses worn by Yemenite brides in Israel. <br />
  35. 35. Yemeniwoman wearingfull wedding celebration attire<br />
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  37. 37. Wu Yong ShengChinaYear(s) attended: 2010Jewelry and Silver WorkAmong the Miao People of Guizhou Province, the tradition of silver work dates back to the Ming Dynasty of 1368-1644, when silver coins were melted down and turned into jewelry.The work of master silver artisan Wu Yong Sheng features images stamped out into positive relief using a technique called repoussé. <br />
  38. 38. Gui WuChinaYear(s) attended: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010Minority People Silversmith Folk Artists Cooperative of Southwest China SilverworkSilver jewelry represents social status in southwest China, and traditionally, all ethnic minority families might work for years to make a whole set of sterling silver accessories for their daughters to wear on special occasions such as weddings or festivals. The Minority People’s Silversmith Cooperative of SW China represents master craftsmen of the region who carry on their history, customs and religion through the elaborate and symbolic designs of their silverwork.  Wu Gui is a nationally award winning cooperative member from the Miao minority in Guizhou Province whose intricately designed earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair pins and ornaments have been collected by major national museums in Japan, India and England. <br />
  39. 39. Bottom Line………………<br /> You will have a spectacular visual experience……………….<br />Enjoy!<br />