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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Kumar, Prema, 1952-"
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Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea Venkateswaran

Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea Venkateswaran

Date
1988-08
Description
Seventeen color slides. Kolam is a traditional Indian art form. It consists of patterns and design created on a flat surface using rice and rice flour trickled with fingers. This was traditionally performed each morning by Indian women outside their home, partly as decoration, partly for use as a bird feeder. Kumar, an Indian grocer, and Venkateswaran demonstrates kolam art. 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.
Collection
Prema Kumar interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Prema Kumar interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-08-16
Description
One audio cassette. Prema grew up in Madras, India and moved to the US in 1975. She and her husband run an Asian grocery store. Kumar discusses growing up in India; life in the USA; running an Asian grocery store; Kolam: designs, origins, process, and uses of; Shankaranth (sun worship); other Indian arts; needlework; fabric painting; traditions at the Jacksonville Indian Community; Hinduism; and Indian diversity. Kolam is a traditional Indian art form. It consists of patterns and design created on a flat surface using rice and rice flour trickled with fingers. This was traditionally performed each morning by Indian women outside their home, partly as decoration, partly for use as a bird feeder.
Collection
Rice flour painting demonstration

Rice flour painting demonstration

Date
1992-01
Description
Ten color slides. 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, 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea VenkateswaranKolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea VenkateswaranStill ImageFieldwork
Art
Artists
Decorative arts
Craft
Arts, Asian
Indian Americans
Indian arts
Rice
Design
Kolam (House marks)
Dancers
Teacher
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a_s1618_04_tape20Prema Kumar interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundMerchants
Field recordings
Folk art
Decorative arts
Crafts
Indian Americans
Rice
Belief systems
Grocery stores
Interviews
Oral narratives
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Rice flour painting demonstrationRice flour painting demonstrationStill ImageFieldwork
Teaching of folklore
Education
Students
Children
Elementary schools
Art
Rice
Indian arts
Indian Americans
Demonstrations
Artists
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