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   Banana leaf mat. Photo by Lorraine Cashman
Kenyan banana leaf mat. Photo by Lorraine Cashman
 

Lydia Mendoza in her living room, Houston, Texas, 1991. Photograph by Alan Govenar.

Mendoza earned many honors in her long career, during which she became known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (the meadowlark of the border) and "La Cancionera de los Pobres" (the songstress of the poor). In 1971, she performed at the American Folklife Festival in Montreal, Canada; in 1978, she performed for President Jimmy Carter at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington. She was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame in 1991.

 

 

William Wells Newell (1839-1907), pioneering children’s folklore scholar, organizer of the American Folklore Society, and the first editor of the Society’s Journal of American Folklore.

 

National Heritage Fellow Yary Livan holding one of his elephant pots, Lowell, Massachusetts, 2015.

Photograph by Maggie Holtzberg.

 

 

Stock Photo - Anime cosplayers in the Comicon at the Excel Centre's MCM Expo, October 26, 2013 in London.

Cosplay or Custume Play, a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name.

Copyright idealphotographer / 123RF Stock Photo

 

Aysel and Ayfer Kaya weaving a carpet.
Karagömlek, Çanakkale, Turkey.
Photograph by Henry Glassie.





Chinese opera performer Qi Shu Fang of New York City. Qi has received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Photograph courtesy of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

Traditional leis by Marie A. McDonald of Hawai’i. Photograph by Jean C. Cote. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO
Traditional leis by Marie A. McDonald of Hawai’i. Photograph by Jean C. Cote. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

J.E. Mainer performs at the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, bluegrass festival. Photo by Henry Glassie
J.E. Mainer performs at the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, bluegrass festival. Photo by Henry Glassie

Malipenga Dance, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi. Photo by Lisa Gilman
Malipenga Dance, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi. Photo by Lisa Gilman

Emine and Meryem Donmez, ceramic artists. Kutahya, Turkey. Photo by Henry Glassie
Emine and Meryem Dõnmez, ceramic artists. Kütahya, Turkey. Photo by Henry Glassie

Jack-o-lantern. Photo by Ray Cashman
Jack-o-lantern and photo by Ray Cashman

Photo by Ray Cashman
Madonna and child, St. Severus Church, Boppard, Germany. Photo by Ray Cashman

Yup’ik men’s dance fans by Elena Charles of Alaska.  Photograph courtesy of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.
Yup’ik men’s dance fans by Elena Charles of Alaska.  Photograph courtesy of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

Granny squares. Photo by Lorraine Cashman
Granny squares and photo by Lorraine Cashman.

Africa House, Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Photo by Ray Cashman
Africa House, Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Photo by Ray Cashman

Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend cover. Photo by Lorraine Cashman
Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend. Photo by Lorraine Cashman

Mask by Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson of Alaska. Photograph courtesy of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.
Mask by Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson of Alaska. Photograph courtesy of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

Finnish accordionist Art Moilanen of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Photograph by Alan R. Kamuda, courtesy of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program, Michigan State University Museum. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO
Finnish accordionist Art Moilanen of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Photograph by Alan R. Kamuda, courtesy of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program, Michigan State University Museum. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO

Gourd bird houses. Photo by Ray Cashman
Gourd bird houses. Photo by Tracey Lemon

Face jug detail. Photo by Lorraine Cashman
Face jug by Grace Nell Hewell.
Photo by Lorraine Cashman


Mural, Northern Ireland. Photo by Ray Cashman
Mural, Derry, Northern Ireland. Photo by Ray Cashman

Decorated eggs. Photo by Alan Govenar Kraslice Czechoslovakian decorated eggs by Kepka Belton of Kansas. Photograph courtesy of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.
Kraslice Czechoslovakian decorated eggs by Kepka Belton of Kansas. Photograph courtesy of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.


19’ sailboat "Little Folly," built by Ralph W. Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine.  Photograph by Peggy McKenna, courtesy of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

Flower garden quilt by Meali’i Kalama of Hawai’i.Photograph by Dudley Smith, courtesy of the Denver Museum of Natural History. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO
Flower garden quilt by Meali’i Kalama of Hawai’i. Cotton appliqué, 89" x 81", ca. 1988.  Photograph by Dudley Smith, courtesy of the Denver Museum of Natural History. From the Masters of Traditional Arts DVD-ROM, produced by Alan Govenar and published by ABC-CLIO.

 

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