Folk art

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“Folk Art grew from below. It was a spontaneous, autochthonous expression of the people, shaped by themselves, pretty much without the benefit of High Culture, to suit their own needs. Mass Culture is imposed from above. It is fabricated by technicians hired by businessmen; its audiences are passive consumers, their participation limited to the choice between buying and not buying…. Folk Art was the people’s own institution”………- -Dwight MacDonald

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  1. I recently took some pics of folk art in an field, but they didn’t come out all that well. I’m going to try and go back. Seeing it in the field it draws your attention but there’s something sort of sad and lonely about it. Loved these pieces.

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  2. Thanks for visiting my post and blog, good to see your creations. I live in North Cyprus and the village women here create beautiful montages with silkworm cocoons. They are cut into shapes and then form flowers, leaves etc, on black backgrounds. very delicate work and really striking folk art.

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