Hatian Vodou Flag

From the event:
The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster

Museum of International Folk Art

Evelyne Alcide, Port Au Prince, Haiti

Seisme (Earthquake), 2010

Satin, plastic, glass, cotton thread

37” x 49 ½”


Haitian Flag Extended Caption


Techniques: The flag uses glass beads on a canvas-like fabric. The beader works blindly on the reverse side of the piece and sews "a crochet" using a needle and a hook with each stitch. The perfect placement of beads and colors on the face of the flag is a testament to skills acquired over many years of practice. A synthetic satin border is machine-sewn around the finished piece.

Usage: Courtesy Museum of International Folk Art

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