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  • Object: Hat

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0618b Hat Welsh United Kingdom: Wales ca 1840 Materials: Cloth, felt Map of Wales. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Wales is a country in Europe right next to England, on the southwest side of the island of Great Britain. Wales is [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0243b Guitar Steve Cicchetti Texan Texas 20th Century Materials: Wood, Armadillo Shell, Metal This unusual guitar uses an armadillo shell as a sound box, it was created by Steve Cicchetti. Mr Cicchetti is a country musician known for hand-making a [...]

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  • Object: Quilt

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0384a Quilt San Antonio Quilt Guild Texan San Antonio, TX 1983 Materials: Cloth, thread, batting The first Texas Folklife Festival was held at the Institute of Texan Cultures in September of 1972. The event was modeled after the Smithsonian Folklife [...]

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  • Object: Easter Eggs

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0454a Easter Eggs Wendish 20th Century Materials: Egg shells, dye Map of Lusatia; Image via Project Rastko These are a set of one dozen Wendish Easter Eggs decorated in the traditional style. The eggs are colored using different colored dyes. [...]

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  • Object: Kantele

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0239a Kantele Finnish-American August Elo Date: 1910 Materials: wood, metal Photo via: Carl Rahkonen This is a Finnish stringed instrument called a kantele, hand-carved by Finnish-American August Elo in 1910. The kantele is an ancient Finnish instrument, and became a [...]

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