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State Archives of Florida
Nicario Jimenez demonstrating Peruvian retablo making - Gainesville, Florida.
Series 1667, Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs Florida Folklife Archives Florida Folklife fieldwork photographs, slides, and negatives:Peruvian Folk Arts-"Retablo" Making and Indian Weaving, 1988 ; Box 1, FF13
Retablos are a mix of Spanish and Native American traditions. They originated with the personal shrines carried by Spanish soldiers, and later combined with Indian motifs and stories. Crafted from a mixture of plaster of paris and boiled potato, retablos depict religious events, festivals, scenes of daily life and stories of social and political change.
The Florida State Museum began in 1891 at the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City as a teaching tool. In 1906, it moved to the newly built University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1917, the State Legislature designated the facility as the Florida State Museum, a name it kept until 1988 when it was renamed the Florida Museum of Natural History. In 1937, the state museum moved to the Seagle Building, then in 1970 it moved to the newly built Dickinson Hall. Finally, in 1997, it moved to a new museum building called Powell Hall.
The demonstration took place at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Chicago Manual of Style
Nusz, Nancy, Collector. Nicario Jimenez demonstrating Peruvian retablo making - Gainesville, Florida. 1988. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111585>, accessed 9 February 2023.
Nusz, Nancy, Collector. Nicario Jimenez demonstrating Peruvian retablo making - Gainesville, Florida. 1988. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111585>
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