Linda "Pish" Dahlen
MARDI GRAS MASKS
SPINNING & WEAVING
WALKING CANES, WOODCARVING
Hosted by the National Park Service
The FOLKLIFE VILLAGE will feature Louisiana folk artisans demonstrating authentic, traditional Louisiana crafts and trades. Festival guests will have the opportunity to speak with the exhibitor/demonstrator and learn firsthand about the craft. It is a high priority that this core component represent the cultural diversity of Louisiana in an authentic way, and that each art or craft exhibited be celebrated and shared with integrity and respect.Invited participants in the FOLKLIFE VILLAGE represent the precious core of the project. Festival organizers are carefully planning and preparing to host these individuals as carriers of custom, tradition and the essence of Louisiana culture. The festival places a high value on the willingness of the Folklife Village "masters" to share their craft and knowledge. It is also a high priority that we document (film, written interview, photographs) the story and contribution of these amazing individuals. The Folklife component will be representative of the wide range of cultural traditions throughout the state of Louisiana.