African American History Culture : Maroon Art - Wood Carving and Painting

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  1. Aluku

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    In Suriname the maroons are known for their wood carving skills and vibrant paintings and are a favorite among the tourists and local who buy them to decorate their homes or as souvenirs.

    Their motifs bare a distinguishable African connection.

    I was always amazed how with the simplest tools they seemingly effortlessly create works of art.

    Here are some samples and a video explaining and demonstrating some basic technique:

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