ERIC Number: ED405262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Folk Arts in the Home: New Mexican Straw Applique.
Gomez, Aurelia; Sullivan, Laura Temple
In the 16th century the Spanish introduced marquetry techniques to the New World. The term "marquetry" applies to two different types of surface decoration: inlay and veneer; straw applique as it is practiced in New Mexico combines both techniques.) The introduction of marquetry dovetailed with the pre-Hispanic Aztec tradition of decorating surfaces with feather and shell mosaics. By the late 18th and 19th century straw and corn husks were used against dark colored wood to create a high contrast that imitated gold leaf. Twentieth century straw applique designs are both abstract and figurative and appear on crosses, candles, sconces, nichos, wall plaques, boxes, and chests. This lesson plan, "Making a Straw Applique Design," includes objectives, vocabulary terms in English and Spanish, materials, motivation, procedure, evaluation, and extensions and connections. Contains three references and names, addresses and phone numbers for three New Mexican community resource contact persons. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Handicrafts, Hispanic American Culture
Museum of International Folk Art, Education Department, PO Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087, 505-827-6350.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe. Museum of New Mexico.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico