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Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Past and Present

April 6, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm


Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Past and Present -a lecture by Chloe Sayer

Few countries in the world offer such a rich and varied cultural heritage as Mexico. Before the Spanish Conquest of 1519, numerous civilisations rose and fell. Their once great cities were peopled by muralists, sculptors in stone, ceramic artists, feather- and gold-workers, jewellers, weavers and painters of sacred books. Today the descendants of the Maya and the Aztecs retain their sense of colour and design. Contemporary folk artists create splendid weavings, rich embroideries, shimmering beadwork, jewellery of silver and gold, ingenious toys, imaginative figures of papier mâché, pottery, and finely carved wooden dance-masks for religious festivals. This lecture will be accompanied by a display of museum-quality textiles.


April 6, 2020
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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The Arts Society New Forest


Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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01590 622580