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Art Byte-Great Website for South American Art Ideas

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 6:01 PM


Yesterday I was looking around for some information/photo's/video's of Amate bark painting.  I came across the blog  which is, as the site states, "Ethnology @ SNOMNH is an experimental weblog for sharing the collections of the Division of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History."
There is a page on it dedicated to Central American Tribes and Cultures.  In it they include the art object, the tribe, the region, the date, and the materials.  The posts contain images, maps, and videos about the object of topic.  Some things that are included are textiles, ceramics, codices, and amate paper making.  What particularly caught my eye were the Amate paper charms and the ceramic drum incense burner. The video for the amate paper making process is really great, the words are in Spanish but you can easily narrate the steps as the video progresses. Here's the video:

The site overall has some really interesting cultural information and artifacts and it is definitely worth checking out.
The link to the page with Central American Tribes and Culture can be found HeRe