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Interview with hammock maker Mingly Caminero-Beheit
One reel to reel. Interview with Caminero-Beheit about hammock making. She discusses learning to make hammocks; the processes used; state of the art in Venezuela; time needed; use of hammocks; and Venezuelan children's games. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she lived as a housewife and made hammocks on the side. For a sample textile that she made in the images can be found in S 1628, box 1, folder 10. Images of her making the sample can be found in S 1577, v. 43 S87-918 - S87-930. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.