Nuhad Farmand demonstrating Palestinian embroidery

Type:

Still Image

Date:

03/05/1985

Item:

Photographic slide

Container:

v. 36

Series:

S1577

Item ID:

S86-1805 - S86-1825

General Note/Comment

  • Twenty-one color slides. Demonstrating Palestinian emboridery and clothing at Loretto Elementary School. An interview with Farmand can be found in S 1576, Box 22, C86-171/172. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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