Maria Pace-Wynters

Painted Portrait - Maria Pace-Wynters, "Heidi Hair and Polka Dots" mixed media painting on canvas,

Alexander Henry Folklorico La Paloma

east european folklore folk art flower and bird fabric pattern Alexander Henry Folklorico La Paloma

The first memory jugs were made by African Americans for grave adornments. Memory jugs are mosaic vessels covered in mortar and encrusted with shards, shells, and various found objects. They were popular in victorian times as folk art but the idea is believed to have originated from African mourning vessels. “ These were memory laden mosaics...three dimensional scrapbooks. In essence they are fascinating time capsules that link the past to the present as poignant narratives.

Memory jug ~ mosaic vessels covered in mortar and encrusted with pictures, shards, shells, and various personal and found objects, believed to originate with African mourning vessels.

Pennsylvania/German School, 19th Century Illustrated Cuckoo Bird Poem. Unsigned. Watercolor and ink on paper, depicting a bird perched on a leafy branch under a poem inscribed "The cuckoo tells a pleasing taile/ To each resounding grove/And every pleasing note she sounds/Inspires my hart with love," 7 1/2 x 7 3/4 in., in a later oak frame. Condition: Creases, foxing, toning, stains, small losses.

Illustrated century Cuckoo Bird Poem: "The cuckoo tells a pleasing taile/ To each resounding grove/ And every pleasing note she sounds/ Inspires my hart with love" Watercolour and ink on paper


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